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This document is testimony given by Steven Bradbury, acting Assistant Attorney General of the OLC before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. The testimony contains Mr. Bradbury's summary of the four legal standards that apply to the CIA's interrogation and detention program. The four standards he discusses are the federal anti-torture statute, the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005, the War Crimes Act, and Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions.

 
 
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Interviewee (title and length of assignment in AG unknown). Interviewee's sworn statement identified individuals involved with detainee abuse. One picture depicts a room without a mattress and a blood stained floor with drag marks.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-seven questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The soldier wrote that the guard force did not receive any training to prepare them for their duties. The soldier also stated that detainees were held too long.

 
 
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Sworn statement of an Iraqi civilian mentions a female detainee and her two (2) brothers as supporting Anti-coalition activities, but states that they "were never threatened, beaten, or abused." Also refers to an Iraqi Policeman.

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers.

 
 
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[Partially unreadable] Interview of MG Barbara G. Fast's July 20, 2004 Statement re: AG. Interviewed by LTG Jones and MG Fay. Fay explained there was pressure for interrogators to perform, but stated did not believe there was pressure to exceed authority. Fay stated that she was not aware that Sanchez had appointed Pappas to the Forward Operating Base Cdr until the FRAGO was released. Recalled being told by Pappas about the death of a detainee during an OGA interrogation on November 4, 2003. Recalling that Pappas sought her "counsel." She stated that she advised Pappas to have an Army doctor examine the detainee and that an investigation into the death needed to be initiated. Also provided that upon knowledge of the detainee abuse, she notified JAG, on the evening of December 2, 2005. She also provided that the unit involved was not a part of "our organization."

 
 
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This statement is made by a civilian contractor assigned to Abu Ghraib prison in September 2003. He states "I did not receive any Geneva Convention training as it pertained to detainees at that time. I received it a week after I arrived when a Fort Huachuca team came to train the Tiger Teams. I did not witness or know about any detainee abuse, any photos taken or the use of dogs."

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) a series of questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Lieutenant Colonel responded that military working dogs were used within the detention facilities. When asked "Are you aware of your requirement to report abuse or suspected abuse of detainees?," the response was "Yes. Depends on level of abuse." When asked about incidences of abuse, interviewee mentioned "One by interrogator-detainee evasive & was hit in head." When describing the incident interviewee said, "detainee shot at US forces. Young (22 yo) interrogator wrapped up in emotion of the situation." When asked about in-processing detainees, the LTC responded that there was "no stripping down for [illegible]. [Contents redacted] [writing illegible].

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a Sergeant First Class regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Interview with detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay. The detainee was not comfortable with a female translator and kept his head bowed during the interview. Detainee stated he was in good health and did not complain of mis-treatment. He discussed his previous statements, and and said if they are inconsistant it is because the earlier statements were taken when he was captured in Afghanistan and under duress. He then identified a scar he had on him as the result of a childhood illness, and not a mark of joining Jihad.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG on September 15, 2003. Interviewee provided a sworn statement in which he/she stated that at Camp Cropper, "it was well known that detainees who were brought into the facility complained of beatings from members of Seal team 5 and TF 20 personnel. Stated that a Syrian detainee named Hussein informed him/her that a MP pulled a 9mm pistol and put it to the detainee's head. Recalled recording possible abuse of another Syrian detainee who may have been hit by MPs, "cutting his ear to the extent that it required stitches." Recalled an incident where she heard a dog barking and walked into a cell to see a detainee in his underwear on a mattress on the floor with a dog standing over him. Noted seeing a barking dog in an interrogation cell and refers to this as a 'fear up' technique, and stated that a female colleague told the interviewee that she had stripped an uncooperative detainee and walked from the conex area to the Camp Vigilant area on a cold night of about 30 degrees. Also noted it was "common practice to use sleep deprivation and sleep management with the detainees. . . .It was also common that the detainees on MI hold in the hard site were initially kept naked and given clothing as an incentive to cooperate with us." Reported knowledge of incident in which interrogators made a female detainee remove her shirt. Added, "it was common knowledge that [redacted] used sleep deprivation and dogs while he was on his special projects, working directly for Col Pappas." Reported hearing dogs being used on detainees and MPs referring to "doggy dance" sessions. Also, described another incident in which two naked prisoners were made to crawl on the floor. The text is similar to the statement made in ACLU RDI 746. [Text is very similar to statement in DOD000508-DOD000511].

 
 
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Interview of detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay. When asked how he was doing the detainee stated "that things were not going well, and that he perceived current U.S. actions as a holy war between Christians and Muslims, propagated by President George Bush's hatred of Muslims and his thirst for killing and blood". "[The detainee] claimed that detainees were often put in freezing cold isolation cells with no blankets for days at a time. He also stated that they (the detainees) are only given the equivalent of 12 hours of exercise per year. He also said that the guards often beat the detainees when they search their cells and also said it was not right to use the Koran as reward/punishment; doing so is disrespectful of the Koran." The detainee also acknowledged having knowledge of the September 11, 2001 attacks before they took place. When asked why he did not call anyone to warn of the attacks so they could be prevented 'stated "that is your job", and that since the government was listening in to his phone conversations, they should have known.

 
 
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Sworn statement of an Reserve Army Captain who stated they were approached with a thumb drive, which depicted images of dead anti-coalition forces and captured anti-coalition forces on the battlefield. Stated that he/she advised the unnamed individual to return the drive to its owner.

 
 
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This documents the interview of Detainee 269 at GTMO on 5/18/02. It states that the detainee was interviewed in Arabic at Camp Delta, but seems to imply that the detainee declined to be interviewed.

 
 
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FBI interview of Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detainee. The detainee interrogation took place from 8:00 am to 5:00pm. Detainee was offered water and food but declined, said he was fasting. Detainee was shown FBI photo book of terrorists and identified himself in the book.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire given to soldier including a series of questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The soldier that soldiers did not receive training on the Rules of Interaction and that there was no safety program used at the internment facilities. With regards to detainee abuse, Official described an incident where a detainee was placed on the ground and punched in the face. The incident was not reported up the chain of command. Official wrote that the incident "could have been prevented." [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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Questionnaire entitled "Point of Capture- CDR 1SG/PL/PS." The questionnaire asks the First Lieutenant [name redacted] a total of 41 questions regarding training and his/her execution of that training. Questionnaire primarily focuses on detainee treatment. [Handwritten responses are illegible].

 
 
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Statement regarding a female detainee who was "detained for being the main financier of anti-Coalition activities in the Azimiyah area of Baghdad." States that detainee was "a known cell leader in the Azimiyah area" and gave money to her brothers for anti-Coalition activities.

 
 
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In response to questions asked, First Lieutenant described training as "one or 2 days running Kosovo scenarios." When asked if he/she "can freely report an incident of alleged Detainee abuse," he/she answered that there is no Inspector General available and "not readily accessible."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a detainee. States that following his capture, he was held for two and a half days in a box too small for him to stand. States, "I couldn't sleep in two days. They were playing very loud Western music, like rock music." States that he was denied food and water until the last day. Kurdish translator slapped him during an interrogation. Refers to another detainee who "had wounds on both of his shoulders from where they were pulling him on the ground and he had some head injuries from where they beat him with a pistol on the back of his head."

 
 
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Testimony of Command Sergeant Major Joseph P. Arrison, 320th Military Police Battalion. CMS Arrison was not originally deployed with his unit and was “held back” at Ft. Dix and in the rear in Iraq when the incidents of detainee abuse that occurred at Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib. What happened involving his MP Battalion happened when the CMS was not with the unit. He stated that by the time he re-joined his unit the abuse allegations had come to light, and his first act was to transfer seven (7) of the soldiers involved out of the unit. He was questioned extensively about command and the leadership of the Brigade. The CMS repeated “didn't know anything had transpired. Once again, I didn't get in country until December the 3d, and didn't get to Abu Ghraib until December the 5th. I was unaware that any of this had ever occurred until this all came out, sir”. The interview continued with the CMS being asked about what he heard and him denying any knowledge of the abuse events.

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and CID, also, an Arabic linguist was present to translate. The detainee advised that he had nothing to say. He stated that a brother was killed while in isolation, that the Koran was humiliated and stated that the military put up posters all over the camp(s) to trick the detainees.

 
 
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"Techniques as sleep deprivation were a common thing. Sleep management was part of the extended IROE.. Of CACI interrogator: "he told me, ' I have been doing this for 20 years and I do not need a 20 yr old telling me how to do my job'. . . . He came out of an interrogation bragging that he made a detainee throw up, I believe it was."

 
 
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A Marine provided a statement in which he/she described an event in which a Marine was scolded for possible detainee abuse. The official stated that he/she witnessed a guard holding a shotgun while a detainee appeared to be sitting down and standing up. The official stated that someone shouted to the Marine to stop and the detainee left and joined the other detainees. [The official provided an Article 31 waiver of rights].

 
 
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Sworn statement by a commander of [redacted]. Refers to allegations of detainee abuse. Notes, "A detainee died at the 3rd ACR detention facility. I told all of my guys to be extremely careful with the treatment of detainees because they could be charged by investigators who do not understand our methods or techniques of legally getting detainees to talk. I advised them to take pictures when they received detainees from anyone, and also when they turned them over." Asserts, "If this were a systemic problem of abuse by 554 there would be more people saying they were tortured at Adhamiya." States that facilities and conditions at a detention facility [name redacted], which included "a chain on the floor," were "very clean" and "adequate for 17 days." States that detainees have been known to change their stories about abuse. Emphasizes that "indigenous forces don't play any role in interrogations." Admits, "Our record keeping, anybody can find fault with," but asserts no large-scale problem of abuse exists.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from October 7-21, 2003 as a member of the Mobile Training Team. Interviewee recalled the he/she had a conversation with [redacted] concerning the IROE and interrogation approaches. Stated that he/she gave him examples of approaches including Pride and Ego Down where an interrogator took a Koran, threw it on the floor and stepped on it, (which caused a riot), and also stated that barking dogs could be effective. I told him that in Afghanistan the interrogators could use an adjusted sleep schedule for detainees. The interviewee also stated that the conversation he/she had with [redacted] was meant to explain why these activities were prohibited or restricted. Also, that [redacted] understood that his/her intent was to only take advantage of the detainees pre-existing fear.

 
 
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Interview of Second Lieutenant of the Military Intelligence Unit assigned to the 320th Military Police Battalion. This officer's duty is to brief the Battalion Commanders staff of any potential threats, both inside and outside the facility. The 2LT described his job and his chain of command. The 2LT then stated "I am aware, to some extent, of the allegations of detainee abuse. I heard that there were some soldiers, possibly in the 372nd MP Company, that were forcing detainees to do things of a lewd or sexual nature, while photographing or videotaping it", and added "I think there are just a couple sick soldiers out there, that made some very poor and stupid decisions, and now some people that had nothing to do with it have to pay for it". The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the officer thirty seven questions regarding soldier training and the treatment of detainees. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-three questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The soldier is with the 320th Military Police Battalion and discusses detainee care and control training for corrections officers.

 
 
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Testimony of First Sergeant Dawn J. Rippelmeyer, 977th Military Police Company. 1st Sgt. Rippelmyer went over how she and her unit received their assignment and generally described the military discipline at Camp Bucca as lax and lacking military standards of the most basic form, i.e. no saluting, no headgear, "do-rags" being worn and soldiers uniforms were incomplete with missing patches. On the reporting of Detainee Abuse, she said "[This] would be handled in our unit by reporting it from the lowest level through the chain of command to operations cell. From our operations cell, we would report the situation to 310th BN operations, our higher headquarters and Camp Commandant. Our Soldiers also knew the IG could be used to report abuses or problems. Our contact with detainees was limited to their transport and security between Camp Bucca and BCCF or to exchange and release sites". Her statement is written and ended at this point.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The officer states that the guards receive no training. Procedures for questioning detainees no well taught.

 
 
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[Handwritten, at times illegible] Interviewee was a member of Military Intelligence arrived to AG on or about October 24, 2003, answered that he/she never witnessed detainee abuse or sexual assault. Interviewee did attest to the nudity of detainees, stated the practice of keeping detainees naked was done to 'humble them' and 'soften up' the detainees. Interviewee stated detainees were stripped, also, as part of in processing and some were stripped and kept naked in isolation. Noted that the practice later was forbidden and required approval in order to be executed. Interviewee stated dogs were used to "induce a collection of intelligence or confession." Interviewee also stated that he/she was aware of ghost detainees at the facility. Interviewee detailed the following incident, I "was invited to witness the punishment of three (3) detainees suspected of raping/sexually accosting another male detainee in Camp Vigilant B." [Redacted] shouted profanities and insults to (3) three naked detainees," who "were brought out and instructed to crawl on their stomachs and crawl dragging their genitals on the floor. They were told to roll left and right. [Redacted] would sprinkle/pour water as the detainees rolled. He then grabbed a football, climbed to the second tier and pelted the detainees below. Below the detainees were handcuffed together in a way to mimic homosexual relations. [Redacted] asked for a confession, promising to stop this punishment if the detainees confessed. Using their feet, the MPs shoved the detainees' hips to further mimic sexual relations. The instructions/requests were aided in full by the interpreter...One of the detainees began to bleed from his knee." Noted that he "was invited for entertainment, to enjoy the show of force against detainees."

 
 
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Statement is by a detainee guard with the 2/3 FA. The soldier stated that "I remember a family of two sisters and three brothers". In reference to one of the brothers, "he was mostly sleeping" and "was wet from pissing himself". "There was no indication that any of his brothers appeared to be beat up, physically abused or sodomized". "A lot of the detainees had it better than we had it".

 
 
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The interviewee, a Sergeant First Class with the 229th Military Police Company. Recounted the beating of a detainee after detainee was suspected of being involved in a mortar attack of a camp. The interviewee recalled two soldiers approaching a handcuffed detainee, screaming/yelling at him, grabbed the detainee by the back of the head, and pushed him down into the dirt. Another soldier then grabbed the detainee and yanked him off the ground, walked him towards a HMMWV, struck the detainee in the back of the head and back and forcefully slammed the detainee into the back of the HMMVW. They then struck him a few mores times, and told him to put a mask on. The interviewee believes the detainee was bleeding. Also, the interviewee recalled the soldiers were of the same unit that was attacked earlier. The interviewee felt it inappropriate that a suspect be released to the soldiers affected by the suspect's possible actions.

 
 
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The document is a worksheet that can be used to determine a detainee's status, specifically whether or not the detainee is entitled to be treated as an Enemy Prisoner of War (EPW).

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a Specialist regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Army Specialist assigned to Abu Ghraib prison identifies U.S. personnel in photos depicting alleged abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison November - December 2003.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Lieutenant Colonel thirty questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Captain, Commander of the 72nd Military Police Company who was deployed to Abu Ghraib prison from May 23, 2003 until October 15, 2003. The Captain stated his mission was to prepare the prison for transition to Iraqi control. The Capt. stated that there was an instance where detainees were left out in sun and became dehydrated but without any permanent damage or injury to them. He also recalled, detainees being strip searched, but not being stripped as a form of humiliation. Once, however, a female military personnel was asked to come look at a naked detainee, but she refused out of respect to the detainees.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG on October 19, 2003 as a Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Collector/Interrogator assigned to the Military Intelligence Group. Interviewee recalled a number of incidents. In the first incident, a MP Officer was escorting a detainee down a flight of stairs and the detainee appeared to trip and fall down the stairs, the detainee was handcuffed, leg-shackled and hooded. In the second incident, the interviewee arrived to the hard site and saw [redacted] "roughly" place a sandbag over a detainee's head and "roughly" pull the detainee into the hard site. The men then threatened to strip the detainee, but [redacted] intervened and the detainee's clothes were returned. In a third incident, the interviewee witnessed a MP Dog Handler, with his dog, and a MP enter the cell of juvenile detainees, one named 'Casper.' "The kids were screaming, the smaller one hiding behind [redacted]. The handler allowed the dog to get within about one foot of the kids. Afterward, I heard the Dog Handler say that he had a competition with another Handler to see if they could scare detainees to the point they would defecate." Recalled going to visit a detainee and seeing bites on his thighs, when asked by the interviewee what happened, the detainee said that the dog bit him, "started to cry, and asked to be sent back to Iran." Interviewee also recalled a GTMO Team member told him/her that they were authorized to strip a detainee completely naked in the interrogation booth. Recalled instances of walking through the hard site and seeing detainees without jumpsuits and recalled seeing detainees in women's underwear. Also recalled someone reporting to him that OGA violated the isolation limit rule.

 
 
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This sworn statement by a Major was the Commander of the 325th Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion (BN), in Iraq that had Abu Ghraib Prison as one of the facilities in his portfolio of responsibility. He stated "In Jun 03. B Co moved to Camp Cropper. Sometime in the late Aug/early Sep 03 time frame, after the General Miller visit, my 97Es staring moving to Abu Ghraib (AG) and were integrated into interrogation Tiger Teams at AG. I visited AG on three occasions." He then stated "I never saw any detainee abuse, nor did anyone ever report it to me, nor did I ever hear of.such abuse. I never saw any unauthorized photographs or videos of detainees, nor did anyone ever report such photos/videos to me, nor did I hear of any such photo or videos. During my visits to AG, I saw detainees dressed to "normal Arab" dress, who were housed in open, wired areas, in tents. I walked through the "hard site" on one occasion on tour. All the detainees I saw were fully clothed either in their personal clothing or prison clothes. I never saw any naked detainee and I never heard of any incidents that detainees were stripped for humiliation purposes. I never saw any military working dogs, nor did I ever hear of dogs being used for interrogation purposes. I was never aware that there were dogs at AG."

 
 
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Interviewee was an Assistant Interrogation Analyst with the 302nd Military Intelligence Brigade. Recalled one occasion in which a MP pushed a hooded-"untruthful" against a railing, causing the detainee to bleed. "I saw a naked detainee who was thrown in the black room (the Hole)," and was told the MP policy when putting a detainee in the hole was to throw them into the hole naked. "One stress position I witnessed only once was when we had a detainee handcuffed to the floor but we only did it for a short period." Recalled a time where MPs made a detainee do PTs. Recalled another instance where MPs went into a cell with weapons, reported the incident, but did not what happened to the MPs. Mentioned not knowing a person by the name of DJ.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-three questions, given to a Lieutenant Colonel regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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This is the sworn statement of an Army medic who also served as a detainee guard at the detention cells once or twice a week". The medic states that there were two brothers and a sister in custody in the detention area where he stood guard. He states he recalled that one of the brothers was complaining of being cold, was provided a blanket, but subsequently died. The medic is not sure of the cause of death, but does know it was not due to abuse or neglect. "One of the brother's cried a lot but the sisters were fine". When talking about one of the brothers the statement says "I don't recall him appearing severely beat up. Someone said he defecated on himself but that wasn't unusual with detainees".

 
 
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Sworn Statement of Corporal - Guard at the 2-3 FA Detainee Facility Dec. 2003 - Jan. 2004. Questions and Answers regarding the locations of interrogations and interrogation practices.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interview of detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay. The detainee initially refused to leave his cell for the interview, but was then brought to the interview room my Military MP's. The detainee complained about his conditions at Guantanamo and his leg shackels being too tight. The detainee refused to cooperate in the interview and continued to complain about his conditions (non-specific). When he was confronted with false statement he previously made, he said he made them because another prisioner told him to lie when in American custody. The interview concluded with the detainee stating he would be more forthcoming in the future and that he did not wan to die in Cuba.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-five questions, given to the First Lieutenant regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Sergeant who arrived to Abu Ghraib prison at the end of July 2003 to December 16, 2003 with the advanced party as an interrogator. The Sgt recalled the use of unmuzzled dogs, along with loud music. He recalled interrogating detainees up to 70 times. He stated "The dogs were not used during subsequent interrogations. I never witnessed or heard of Military Intelligence (MI) personnel requesting MPs to abuse detainees. I never witnessed or heard of MPs offering to abuse detainees on behalf of MI. I never witnessed or heard of unauthorized photograph taking at AG. We were specifically told that only during screening operations were photographs to be taken of the detainees.

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and CID, also, a linguist was present to translate. The detainee previously refused to speak because he believed the guards did not respect the Koran.

 
 
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Interview with White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, including a discussion of Pakistan and the Daniel Pearl kidnapping.

 
 
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Statement of a soldier who tested and verified the accuracy of the Vapor Trace 2 System. The soldier then tested a sample of an item taken from a detainee and the subsequent finding of high exposure reading of an explosive (RDX) on a detainee sample in custody from Adhamiya.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CW3) with A Company, 202d Military Intelligence Battalion who arrived Abu Ghraib prison on or about January 18, 2004. Interviewee described procedures dealing with hard copy packets of detainee files at Abu Ghraib. the CW3 stated "rior to my arrival and during the first approximately two months of my time here, the dossiers were separated and filed by Section and the Section Sergeant was responsible for maintaining control of the paperwork. Since then, all of the dossiers are filed together and accounted for by the ICE leadership. Rarely does a dossier physically leave the ICE. When it does, it is only for a short time. When intelligence exploitation of the Detainee is completed, the Detainee Assessment Branch (DAB) process begins. The interrogator and the Section Sergeant decide the Detainee has no more intelligence value. They ensure the dossier is complete and attach a DAB Memorandum for Record in the BATs database. The dossier is then brought to me. I review the dossier and the MFR and pass the dossier to the Collection, Management, and Dissemination (CMD) shop for further review. Previous to May, 2004, I was taking out all the handwritten notes and the Interrogation Plans of the dossier before submitting the dossiers to CMD. Starting in May, 2004, I began leaving the Interrogation Plans in the dossier. After passing to CMD, the dossier will never come back in to the ICE unless a requirement is found that has not been addressed. If the dossier does return, the requirement is addressed and the DAB process begins again. Processing exceptions to the counter-resistance policy differs between what happens now and what I was told was happening when I arrived."

 
 
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Medical Officer Questionnaire. Questionnaire asked the First Lieutenant/Captain thirty-two questions regarding available medical supplies, state of medical facilities and the treatment of detainees. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Testimony of Lieutenant Colonel Vincent Montera Commander, 310th Military Police Battalion. Lt. Col. was to establish the facility [Abu Ghraib], train Iraqis to become Corrections Officers, and ultimately turn it over to them. As for his mission he stated: "The Commander is ultimately in charge. I'm responsible, and I'm in charge. We have only the rules, regarding interrogation rules of engagement in our SOP". Lt. Col. Montera stated he was not aware of any problems while carrying out his duties and that he observed proper rules of engagement and respect for the Geneva Conventions as it pertained to the handling of prisoners. The interview then concluded.

 
 
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Statement is by an interrogator with the 312th Military Intelligence Battalion, The interrogator states "I have witnessed numerous problems with detainees dropped off. Their paperwork is cryptic in as much as they rarely put the detainee's name on it?” He mentions an incident in which soldiers insisted on letting two Iraqi non-interrogators participate in an interrogation, and when they were left alone with the detainee; there was shouting from the room within 10 seconds.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-seven questions, given to a Sergeant First Class regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG in early November 2003 as an interrogator. Interviewee discussed the use of dogs, but stated Lieutenant General (LTG) Sanchez' approval was necessary before used. Interviewee attested to using the dogs, stating, "I did use the dogs once or twice but I submitted a request through [redacted[ who gave it to [redacted] then it went to COL PAPPAS and was approved by LTG SANCHEZ." Also noted the following, "I recall a time when detainees were wearing female underwear." Saw "photos of naked detainees hunched up together."

 
 
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Statement on International Humanitarian Law and Respect for Human Rights by Douglas Davidson. His statement condemns the allegations of abuse at Abu Ghraib and states that the allegations will be investigated and that offenders will be punished in accordance with the rule of law.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. A Captain/Chaplain with the Military Intelligence Unit states he was told not to get involved with the detainees in any way. He was aware of his responsibility to report abuse to chain of command. He also states he did all he could to provide religious services for detainees. Morale depends on location & how long the soldiers have been stationed there; not aware of any detainee abuse.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000272.

 
 
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This detainee Screening Report is a standard form letter for processing detainees taken in to custody. The detainee associated with this Screening Report is redacted, but his alias is "Al Dour"; Capture tag number 065-016; and his date of birth is August 18, 1978. His Assessment Data shows he was wounded on his arms and head during arrest; his cooperation was "high".

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Questions for Alberto Gonzalez, during his confirmation hearing, including many related to the treatment of detainees

 
 
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This statement by Major General Walter Wojdakowski described Abu Ghraib prison environment and general roles of Sanchez, Karpinski and Pappas. There is no specific mention of abuse, and the document is very difficult to read due to poor image quality.

 
 
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Sworn statement of an interviewee who was assigned to AG in early August 2003. Interviewee generally described Sanchez's frustration regarding detainee operations situation and other miscellaneous detainee operations issues.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-seven questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Captain with the 372nd Military Police Company. The Captain states "I was shocked when I noticed that the detainees in Wing 1 were naked. There was one with women's underwear. . . . " Was told the nudity of detainees and their wearing ladies underwear was MI procedure. Also recalled, an instant where a soldier pushed a detainee with his foot into a cell. We had MI personnel without name tags; there were folks in civilian clothes, detainees, and ghost detainees. It was very frustrating. Things got a little better after the [ICRC] came to visit for the second time." "I have recently seen BG KARPINSKI on TV, I totally disagree with several of her statements. First off, how can anyone say that MP's are not responsible? I take full responsibility for my seven soldiers."

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel David Ayres, regarding his knowledge of FBI intelligence-gathering strategies and interrogation techniques, discussions of different intelligence-gathering approaches, and FBI assessments of military intelligence gathered at Guantanamo Bay.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG in October 2003. Stated that he/she worked in all areas. Stated that he/she was neither aware of not a witness to any detainee abuse. Recalled only seeing the use of dogs during the riots.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a soldier who describes the captured of a detainee on 04/04/2004. A Vapor Trace 2 test showed a "high exposure reading of RDX explosive. The soldier also mentions that the detainee was helping the resistance with supplies for attacks.

 
 
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Blank page of sworn statement taken at Camp Victory, Iraq.

 
 
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Testimony of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Edward J. Rivas, 205th Military Intelligence Brigade assigned to the Iraqi Military Intelligence Requirement project (IMIR). CW2 Rivas stated that "I'm aware of the Geneva Convention, and I've received training on it". He added, "I have not seen any prisoners being abused. I've seen some potential incidences, especially with transporting units, but I've talked to them about it. When people are taking somebody [who is] cuffed, they can only move so quickly. So, you remind people, 'Hey, if that guy falls, and breaks a hip, it's on you.' We're also charged with their care". When describing the handling of detainees CW2 Rivas said "My guys have had exposure to detainees. As the host collectors, and because they have introductory training in Geneva Hague Convention, the Law of Warfare, and the treatment of prisoners we have to ensure nothing funny is happening in the booth. When OGAs come in, they follow our rules, or they don't play. It's all in working with people.” “I had no supervisory role over the interrogators, but I'm in the neighborhood. I'm in the area". CW2 Rivas then said, "In my understanding, "softening up" is done to a detainee prior to being interrogated, so that when he is interrogated, he'll be more likely to cooperate. From the photos I saw, what they were doing was no way near a technique that would have ever been proposed". The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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Testimony of Petty Officer & Master-at-Arms William J. Kimbro, U.S. Navy Dog Handler. MA1 Kimbro described how he was assigned to Iraq and came to be at Abu Ghraib prison. He said "As far as I knew we were to support the prison with canine support. I had never worked in a prison environment before. We did a one-day training period on scout and search for escape prisoners back at my unit. We had a total of five dogs here. There were three navy dogs and two army dogs". He went on to describe the lack of instruction and mission focus present at the prison. He said “We never received any instruction on the use of force in the compound. We raised question on what we could and could not do in this environment, but we never received a straight answers. I briefed my team to use common sense, and use your escalation of use of force as the situation dictates. Based on the escalation of use of force, a dog cannot be employed on a prisoner if that prisoner is not posing a threat”. He then described, in detail, an incident on November 24, 2003 when his dog broke free during a cell interrogation. He documented this incident immediately thereafter. The panel then concluded their interview.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the First Lieutenant forty-one questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Responded that there is no requirement to report abuse, only a "moral obligation" to report. Also, responded that there was "no formal trng[training]" provided to guard force to prepare them for their duties. When questioned about what systems are in place for detainees to report abuse, the First Lieutenant responded "[n]ot aware of, not addressed at this level." [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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Testimony of Sergeant William G. Cathcart, 372nd Military Police Company. SGT Cathcart described his deployment and stated "We didn't receive any training on the Geneva Conventions while working with the Iraqi law enforcement. To my knowledge the detainees at the facilities we trained at were not under the Geneva Convention because it was Iraqi on Iraqi crime at their local facility, so Iraqi laws governed them". He states that while at Abu Ghraib he was shot at by a detainee on November 23, 2003; The bullet hit his vest; The inmate was shot and wounded in the exchange. The SGT describes this incident in detail. In regards to detainee abuse, the SGT stated "My first knowledge of the allegations was when the investigation was started. I had no prior knowledge of detainee abuse. I was on duty when an incident occurred, but I did not witness anything”. The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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This Captain, a Military Police (MP) Platoon Leader with the 72nd Military Police Company was assigned to Abu Ghraib prison from May 21, 2003 to late October 2003. The Capt. stated "I was one of the first soldiers on the ground and helped set up perimeter security while the rest of the unit convoyed to the location. The secondary mission for the facility was to train the Iraqi corrections officers to eventually take over the facility. During my shifts, I would walk through the facility to make sure things were running smoothly. At least once a night I would physically check on operations. Most of the interrogation activities occurred during the day; I never witnessed a night interrogation. I observed MI making detainees do Physical Training (PT) in tents. On most occasions the Military Intelligence (MI) folks would do the PT with the detainee. I also witnessed Ml making detainees stretch their arms out for extended, but not extensive periods of time. I did not witness any abuse or maltreatment of detainees while at AG. I was never asked nor heard of any other MP being asked by MI to abuse or humiliate detainees. I never witnessed any nakedness of detainees outside of in-processing (I once participated in the search of an inprocessing female). If I would have been asked by Ml to strip a detainee, I would have questioned the request. By doctrine MP's do not employ techniques to control or modify behavior above restraint and segregation. MP's do not utilize humiliation as a form of control."

 
 
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Questionnaire entitled "Point of Capture- CDR 1SG/PL/PS." The questionnaire asks the First Lieutenant [name redacted] a total of 41 questions regarding training and their execution of that training. Questionnaire primarily focuses on detainee treatment. [Handwritten responses, some are illegible]. Officer stated that he/she received basic training and training on urban operations. Also, stated that no detainees ever died. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Sergeant assigned to Abu Ghraib prison from August - December 2003. The SGT was a 97B Counterintelligence Agent with the 519th Military Intelligence Brigade assigned to set-up interrogation procedures and Rules of Engagement (ROE) for detainee interrogation. He stated "There was constant pressure to report intelligence information." But that "Detainees were stripped searched during their in-processing, but I never witnessed or heard of a detainee being stripped as a form of humiliation. I did not witness any abuse or maltreatment of detainees while at AG. I never directed the MP's to abuse or maltreat the detainees, nor did I ever hear of it. The MP's never offered to abuse the detainees for me, nor did ever hear of them offering to do so for other MI personnel."

 
 
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Sworn statement taken on June 20, 2004 in Iraq. The interviewee described General Ricardo Sanchez's frustration regarding detainee operations and other issues about treatment of detainees.

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interviewer was a Special Agent with the NCIS, also an Arabic linguist was present. The detainee answered questions regarding his treatment in the camp, his past activities and his trip to Afghanistan, which led to his capture.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire including forty-six questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The soldier stated in part, however, that there was some training should [be] more [training on] death. The soldier responded to a question regarding the procedure for death of a detainee during riot, escapees were shot In response to a question about what type of medical support was available, the Official stated that he/she recalled a lot of medevacing...a lot of medical escorts for wounded.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel Alice Fisher, regarding her knowledge about military detainee matters and her involvement in discussions about the release of enemy combatants from Guantanamo Bay. The interview notes also include information about the FBI's role and involvement in detainee interrogation.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000416.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Sergeant with the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, 525th Military Intelligence Brigade concerning interrogations at Abu Ghraib Prison and possible detainee abuse. The Sergeant was assigned to Abu Ghraib prison from August 2003 to mid October 2003. He reported seeing detainees naked when searched on entering the hard site, and seeing detainees wearing pink underwear.

 
 
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This document is part of the Taguba Report (Annex 83) and included here in the Fay Report. The interview is of Sergeant First Class Keith A. Comer, Platoon Sergeant of the 229th Military Police Company assigned to Abu Ghraib Prison in 2003. The 1SG states that he witnessed incidents of detainee abuse while at Abu Ghraib. The Taguba Report version of this document is substantially less redacted and contains more supporting documents than this version in this Report. It is recommended that you see ACLU RDI 289 for the Taguba Report Annex 83 for a more expansive version of this document.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Contents entirely redacted.

 
 
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This document is mostly redacted. The synopsis states that it responds to the lead sent by Legat Riyadh to show photos of individuals involved in the RIYADHBOMB investigation to GTMO detainees.

 
 
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This sworn statement is by a civilian contractor with the Titan Corp. assigned to Abu Ghraib prison on October 13, 2003 as a Linguist/Translator to conduct translation services during interrogations at the prison. The translator recalled hearing discussion of sleep deprivation of a detainee and recalled a shooting incident on November 24, 2003. He recalled seeing one detainee wearing women's underwear and the detainee had water tossed on him, while the detainee cried 'No!.' The translator also recalled seeing dogs in the cells, but was not sure for what purpose they were used. The translator stated that he "never observed dogs being used to frighten detainees…I am not aware of any humiliation done by an interrogator to a detainee. I worked with three British Interrogators. I have never had any problems with the linguists’ interpreters. I never had or saw any problems with any of the interrogators.”

 
 
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Major General Geoffrey D. Miller was the Commanding General for the Joint Task Force in Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) from November 4, 2002 to March 26, 2004. He was interviewed regarding his knowledge of detainee abuse at GTMO. He mentioned that his role at GTMO was to "fix" the detention and intelligence operations there because it was "broken." MG Miller recalled knowing of only a handful of incidents that were outside of the directives he set in place. In one incident, a female interrogator removed her shirt and rubbed against a detainee during an interrogation. In another incident a Military Police officer struck a detainee. MG Miller was also told of an incident where a senior interrogator duct taped a detainee, he was also aware of the use of short shackling, yelling, use of loud music, as well as inappropriate touching. The MG stated that if something was reported to him, he took appropriate action.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Major forty-six questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted]. Described preparation for detainee operations and treatment. Stated that there was "no formal" sustainment training or training for new personnel. When asked "[w]hat control measures do you use to maintain detainee discipline and security in the collection point?," response was "Did not have many issues. Food, water, cigarettes, isolation used to control. Restrained disruptive detainees. No corporal punishment." When asked to describe shortfalls of detainee operation, Major wrote, "[redacted] No tng [training] prior to deployed ... ." Also, mentioned "Completed the mission trained for, however were not prepared to hold detainees for [redacted] day."

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG October 15, 2003 to conduct interrogation operations. Stated that "I did see naked detainees. I think it happened one night in December. . . . I believe anytime there was a new detainee in the segregation area they were stripped of their clothes. . . . I heard there was the use of dogs but I never saw it. The only time I knew of any possible foul play was when I found out [redacted] was disciplined for walking a naked detainee back to his camp. We were allowed to interrogate by the stairs in the segregated area and the shower room. The command was aware of this."

 
 
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Sworn statement of Chief Warrant Officer 3 discusses interrogation and detention conditions and practices. "Titan employees don't interrogate?they translate. Interrogators are all military or FBI." Mentions food provided to detainees and changing practices regarding hooding and blindfolds. Refers to an interrogation in which "the reason the guy talked to me was because he had some cuts on his leg, and I put some iodine on his wounds.... Being nice is the best thing you could do." Further states, "There's no reason to put new Jihadists on the street, so that's our policy." States, "A detainee generally doesn't get screamed at worse than a basic training recruit. I am not aware of any physical abuse that has occurred here.... Stress positions are not authorized. Our interrogation techniques are conversation, aggressive conversation."

 
 
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A statement by an individual stationed at Abu Ghraib as an individual augmentee on or about October 16, 2003. The individual stated that at Abu Ghraib, "there was no oversight of most of the interrogations being conducted as everyone was very busy?" "Many of the interrogators were young, inexperienced? did not know what to do so they reverted to throwing things, in other words, harsh approaches. After they didn't get what they wanted, they could send the detainee to isolation for thirty days or more as long as they wrote the right memo... . The memos were being approved by Col Pappas... no one was checking to ensure the recommendations were sound." Began developing SOP based on GTMO. "I would say that the DAB identified about 85% to 90% of detainees were of either no intelligence value or were of value but innocent and therefore should not have remained in captivity." Several individuals reported mistreatment: drunk MPs took detainees to Hard Site, tied them up, blindfolded them, placed them in a circle and beat them up. Another detainee stripped naked, made to stand on box with arms spread out and bag over head while he was hit on his legs by the MP. Another detainee stated he was abused on capture - MP threw him to ground, poured dirt on him - he tried to tell them he was diabetic, then he went into diabetic shock. Detainees were often stripped. Some interrogators would insult the detainee's religion and family to humiliate them. OGA detainees weren't processed and we couldn't talk to them. Female linguist was asked to humiliate detainees by making comments as to their manhood and genital size. Various reports were made of "interrogators, linguists and civilians treading gray line between harsh interrogation and violation of the Geneva Conventions" but no importance was placed on them until the CID investigation. Innocent people detained for long periods because nobody wanted to take responsibility for releasing them and insufficient training.  The individual explained what checks and balances should have been put in place. The individual recalled one incident where a detainee was walking around the hard site naked, but stated that he/she was pretty far away and could not tell who it was. [The ACLU redacted what appears to be a social security number on the first page of this PDF.]

 
 
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This statement by an Army Captain with the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion was at several operating bases in Iraq and specifically at Camp Victory Bushmaster, Dogwood and Abu Ghraib Prison on or about July 23, 2003. The Capt. stated that the interrogation environment in Abu Ghraib Prison was challenging because the U.S. interrogation training and doctrine is rooted in and geared towards a conventional, cold war threat and toward the Arab mindset. The Capt. recalled two incidents, the first incident the interviewee discussed was hearing of an unauthorized interrogation of a female detainee by three soldiers in Cell block 1B. Second incident the he heard of was one of inappropriate actions during an interrogation where a female soldier stripped a detainee down to his underwear and escorted him through the camp. Stated that he/she was unaware of detainees having water thrown at them, or being naked and forced to stand on a box with a hood over their head.

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. Two interviews were conducted by Special Agents with the FBI, a Special Agent with the Air Force (AFOSI) and a Special Agent with NCIS, also, a linguist was present to translate in both interviews. The first detainee answered questions regarding his past and whether he identified with the Taliban. He stated that he was beaten by Americans when he was detained in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The second detainee stated he was in the Tango block of the camp and alleged that two guards in the unit, known as '94' and 'keys' treated the detainees badly.

 
 
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[Document is unreadable in parts]. Interviewee was a member of the Internal Reaction Force. Interviewee stated that he/she observed a captain beating a detainee during the weapon search. Stated "[o]ne soldier was standing next to the [unreadable] side of the prisoner's head with the barrel of his rifle pressed against the prisoner's head." Stated the detainee had a sandbag over his head during the beating. Also noted: "I observed that the prisoners at the compounds were receiving punishment in the way of being forced to kneel on gravel until their knees were bleeding. I stopped this punishment whenever I observed it and brought it to the attention of [redacted]. Interviewee also observed an MI soldier choke and strike a prisoner in the presence of [redacted]. Finally stated, "I heard one of the navy dogs had bitten a prisoner that was flex-i-cuffed and not resisting."

 
 
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Discusses detention and interview of detainee at Bagram, Afganistan [mostly redacted].

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG October 1, 2003 and was responsible for escorting detainees from AG to the court house and other detention facilities in downtown AG. Interviewee recalled hearing about photos being taken of a detainee who had "shit all over himself." Also recalled ghost detainees, but did not know of dogs being used during interrogations and did not know of detainee abuse.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a Captain regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The Captain responded that one of the procedures used when evacuating detainees was sandbagging.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-four questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. In response to a question asking what policy is in place "to support the U.S. policy relative to the humane treatment of Detainees" the soldier responded: "Shout, Shove, Show, Shoot..."

 
 
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Sworn statement by an assistant platoon commander in charge of maintaining a temporary holding facility and providing "over-watch for tactical interrogations." Discusses detainee holding and interrogation practices. States, "The most aggressive interrogation techniques we have used are sleep management and stress positions. With sleep management, we'll adjust the sleep schedule of the individual. I'll give guidance to the guards when a person is to sleep and not to sleep... They must get four hours of sleep for every 24 hours, but it doesn't have to be in a single block. 48 hours is the longest we've ever done sleep management... All the stress positions are directed by the interrogator." The rest of the document is redacted.

 
 
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A detainee interviewed at Camp Delta, Guantanamo stated that approximately three to four weeks earlier, while at Camp X-Ray US soldiers entered his cell and began to beat him without cause or reason. He claims they called him a “son of a bitch” and a “bastard” and he was being beaten because he was a Muslim and they were Christians. He stated he rolled on his stomach to protect a previous injury when a soldier jumped on his back and beat him about the head and face. He states that a female military person then grabbed his head and beat him into the cell floor. He stated he was choked until he passed out. He was taken to the hospital and treated, and then put in to an isolation cell.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel Laura Parsky, regarding her work related to the issues at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay as well as concerns that she raised to the detainee Policy Coordinating Committee about detainee treatment and interrogation techniques.

 
 
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Sworn statement from a 97B Counterintelligence Agent. Witnessed use of dogs in interrogations; thought it was approved by Pappas. Does not recall abuse, but does remember an occasion where the line of questioning was not smooth. Recalled the he/she did not recall witnessing nudity. Heard of threats to detainees by MP of loss of clothing, bedding and shoes if they did not cooperate.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG on November 04, 2007 as a member of the 1st Military Intelligence Brigade. Recounted an incident when new arrivals came to AG, stated as "I was standing there, one of the detainees tried to adjust the sandbag on his bead so he could see. The guard moved the detainee's hand aside and told the detainee 'How many times do I have to tell you to stop trying to move your hood. If you do it again, you are really going to bate me.' The guard mentioned that they were going to 'break these guys in properly' and did I want to 'watch the show?" Stated that he/she heard rumors of dogs being used during interrogations, but did not witness it. Indicated that he/she was aware of sleep deprivation (e.g. making detainees stand up while handcuffed to their cell). Also mentioned hearing that a detainee was walked around the camp naked as a form of humiliation. Also, mentioned hearing of a detainee being moved to isolation because he was uncooperative, he was also made to wear women's pink underwear. The interviewee also discussed an interrogation tactic used by a [redacted] interrogator who would interrogate new detainees by having them sit on the floor and telling them they had to earn the privilege of sitting in a chair. Also, mentioned one MP walking a detainee passed a dog and its dog handler, but stated it was not planned.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-six questions, given to a Captain regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-six questions given to a Soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. Among his/her other responses, the Staff Sergeant responded that had no training on detainee operations.

 
 
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This Sergeant First Class was an interrogator at Abu Ghraib prison from July 2003 until October 2003. The SFC stated "I did not witness or hear about any of the following Physical abuse of detainees, unauthorized picture taken of detainees or the unauthorized use of guard dogs. I was kicked out of Abu Ghraib on 25 Oct 2003. I was given 48 hours to leave Abu Ghraib by COL PAPPAS, [who] strongly disliked me because I stood up for my soldiers and raised concerns when I felt they were getting mistreated (getting told to conduct short notice, middle of the night interrogations when it was not in the interrogation plan)."

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-six questions, given to a First Lieutenant regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Testimony of Major David W. DiNenna, 320th Military Police Battalion. Major DiNenna stated his job was "I'm essentially responsible for accomplishing the mission according to the commander's intent". As for the treatment of prisoners under his control the Major stated "there's nothing that has ever been put out in black and white, from JAG channels, as to the differences that Geneva may apply, or may not apply, to EPW's, security detainees, displaced civilians, civilian criminals, which is a whole different area, etc..." He also added "I know for a fact, that if I were to tell my soldiers, to hit someone in the head with a baseball bat, they wouldn't do it". When discussing his experience in the field he stated "I never witnessed any physical abuse. I wouldn't tolerate it. I'm very sensitive to how prisoners are handcuffed. Our soldiers are more very sensitive, because of what our soldiers went through. I won't even allow profanity, though they [Iraqis] don't understand what you're saying, and it's culturally insensitive... It's uncalled for, because they don't even know what you're saying. No, Sir. At no time, did I witness any prisoner abuse".

 
 
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Major General Geoffrey D. Miller's sworn statement. Stated that he was in D.C. briefing the Deputy Secretary of Defense in May 2003 when he met with MG Ron Burgess and spoke with him about Joint Task Force-Guantanamo (JTF GTMO) assisting with intelligence, interrogation and detention in Iraq. After US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) issued a Fragmentary Order (FRAGO) to that effect, Miller and his team departed for Iraq. Noted that operations at JTF GTMO greatly differed from Combined Joint Task Force 7 (CJTF-7) operations as the latter were conducted under the provisions of Geneva Conventions 3 and 4. Noted, "The operations at JTFG GTMO conducted detention and interrogation of enemy combatants. JTF GTMO adhered to the provisions of the Geneva Conventions except where military necessity dictated as directed by the Nov 01 Presidential Directive." Recorded discussions with Fast, Sanchez and Pappas. Stated that he recommended written interrogation policies for CJTF-7 and that "we provide the [Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)] approved interrogation authorities from JTF GTMO to CJTF-7 legal staff." Added "we never used dogs for interrogations while I was in command of JTF GTMO," and that to the best of his knowledge JTF GTMO never utilized removal of clothing as an interrogation technique over the period (12 Dec 02 to 15 Jan 03) for which SECDEC had approved this technique for use.

 
 
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A Military Intelligence Officer was interviewed at Camp Victory by Major General Fay in regards to interrogation plans in place at Abu Ghraib Prison in 2003. The deponent discussed his arrival at Abu Ghraib and the duties he performed while assigned tot he prison facility. He stated "My function as to go through the files of detainees being held at Camp Vigilant and determining who had not been spoken to and still required to be spoke to and then prioritizing them for interrogations. I also went through the files of detainees who had been transferred from Camp Cropper." He then stated ". I felt it was a good idea for me to review the interrogation plans to get a better idea of was going on in the interrogations and I had to get smart on the interrogation plans to be able to talk about them when persons visited Abu Ghraib and asked questions." He then described several incidents where he thought the interrogators were operating at variance to the interrogation plans.

 
 
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Unknown interviewee responding to questions posed regarding abuse at AG. Interview taken on January 21, 2004 in AG. Interviewee apparently was aware of an incident(s)/photo(s), but did not report it. [Document appears incomplete].

 
 
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This statement is made by the Navy's Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of the Navy Military Working Dogs (MWD) used at Abu Ghraib prison. He is a Petty Officer and a senior dog handler. As it pertains to Rules of Engagement (ROE) for the use of MWDs at Abu Ghraib prison he stated "We never received any instruction on the use [of dogs] in the compound. We raised question on what we could and could not do in this environment, but we never received a straight answers. I briefed my team to use common sense, and use your [best judgment] as the situation dictates. Based on the escalation of use of force, a dog cannot be employed on a prisoner if that prisoner is not posing a threat." He then described an incident in which his dog was deployed within the prison, "On the night of 24 NOV 03 we were with the Internal Reactionary Force (IRF) when we received a call to search the hard site...I was outside the hard site when I received the call about a dog being needed. I assumed when the call was placed for a dog…needed to conduct a search. I realized once the interrogator threatened the detainee with the dog, that it was not for a search. When my dog lunged, I came forward about three or four seconds and regained control of my dog and pulled him back. My dog's leash is about six foot; it did not extend all the way. They started yelling and screaming and that is when I lost control of my dog again. I couldn't tell the detainees reaction because it was so dark, at that time I was trying to regain control of my dog." He then stated that the Navy Dog Handlers would refuse to participate in detainee interrogations in the future because that is not why they were deployed to the facility and the dogs were not trained to be used in such a way.

 
 
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This investigative report was generated by the Criminal Investigative Task Force (CITF) and the interview was conducted by the Air Force Office of Special Investigation (AFOSI). The detainee "was uncooperative and refused to answer question" but "He eventually said he would not talk because the detainees in Romeo block did not have long pants." The agent then notes that "Several attempts to gain cooperation were unsuccessful, and the interview was terminated."

 
 
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Statement of a Captain who commanded a force that engaged the enemy in battle, but did not hold or interrogate prisoners. The Captain states specifically "We were not trained as interrogators" and that his unit would turn prisoners over to other units and detachments when prisoners were involved. The Capt. stated that he did not have the detainee placed in any stress positions or abuse the detainee while in custody and states he know nothing about the death or the conditions of the detainees incarceration.

 
 
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Interviewee (position and date of assignment is unknown) identified [redacted] officials in photographs.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Chaplain a number of questions regarding Detainee operations. Chaplain responded that he/she was not aware of detainee abuse. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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An Army questionnaire including thirty-two questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible and/or redacted. However, the soldier did respond that he/she heard of an incident at Camp Bucca where four (4) soldiers beat up detainees on a bus and hurt the neck of one detainee.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked official questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Missing first pages. Answered questions regarding training procedures. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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Handwritten transcript of questions and answers regarding allegations of abuse; the name of the individual answering questions has been redacted. Interviewee implicates Iraqi Police in abuse, and states that there are no "allegations of abuse by Americans at [redacted]."

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Colonel regarding detention procedures and policies at Abu Ghraib prison. He stated "I would want to know what we were getting out of the detainees and is anything coming out of them. If not, ... either release them or get them over to Abu Ghraib." Emphasizes the "need to specify minimum standards ... relating to facilities and resources" and to "data and documentation." States, "I would not accept anything unsanitary or unhealthy, either physically or psychologically," and "If you're going to do detainee holding. this is the burden you incur, and these are the rnittiment standards of care and providing food, resource facilities, etc. We can specify and enforce that."

 
 
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Testimony of Captain Marc C. Hale, Commander, 670th Military Police Company. Cpt. Hale described how his unit got to Iraq and the challenges they faced as soldiers. He stated that they were for escorting personnel such as contractors and other battalion needs. They were not directly involved in prison operations or detainee handling. He also stated that "My soldiers were never trained on Geneva Convention. I received training on the ROE, and turned around and provided training to my soldiers. The only time I heard anything about treatment of prisoners was when this whole big thing happened last month." Finally, he highlighted that his unit is only now in charge of certain prison matters and that things are going much better.

 
 
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FBI Memo to the Department of Defense stating that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) interviewed a detainee at Fleet Hospital of Camp X-Ray, Guantanamo Bay. Contents heavily redacted.

 
 
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This document documents the interview of Detainee 269 at GTMO on 4/14/03. The document is largely redacted, though it does briefly mention Osama bin-Laden and that it was a joint interview between FBI and NCIS.

 
 
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Sworn statement by an individual who was present at an interrogation. Refers to a detainee who alleged that he had been abused, "stripped, had a bag placed over his head, and was burned on the foot with a cigarette and hit on the side of his head." Detainee stated "that no American ever hit him, only an Iraqi." Also states that the detainee in question faked a heart attack, leading the person giving the statement to believe that "the detainee's credibility was shot."

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000256.

 
 
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Collection of five (5) sworn statements about abuse in detention facilities in Iraq, attached to ACLU-RDI 2493. None of the statements report witnessing any physical abuse at Abu Ghraib, but all recount claims by detainees of abuse at other locations, and some report that "a lot of detainees come to Abu Ghraib abused." Cases of abuse mentioned in the statements include "one incident of rape with a bottle and the death of a brother"; a case where "a soldier took a female detainee and took her shirt off"; instances of detainees being "abused with cigarette burns and electric shocks," or having "[redacted] stick bottles up their rectum"; cases of detainees being made to "put on women's underwear"; and an incident where Iraqi Police "beat up" women, "threatened them with their children," and sexually abused one of the children. One witness recounts seeing "an elder gentleman being made to kneel. There was also an individual taken to a tent. I heard a shot and found out later that the detainee was hit in the side of the head with a rubber bullet."

 
 
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Statement of Sergeant First Class who served as an interrogator. Describes interrogations, and states that only specific interrogators conduct interrogations. Continues, "Our command has authorization to detain people longer than 72 hours.... If I wanted to keep someone for longer than 72 hours, I had to request it from [redacted]." States that he yells at detainees during interrogation but does not abuse them. Mentions an incident during which he "did transport two or three detainees in the trunks of two different vehicles," but states that this "was a one-time deal."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Soldiers state that Rules of Engagement are "constantly changing"; no training on categories of detainees; no Iraqi-specific cultural training, only trained on the basics.

 
 
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Sworn statement, possibly by a medical officer, that discusses medical screening of detainees. Contents are heavily redacted.

 
 
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Testimony of Sergeant Michael Smith, Army Dog Handler. In discussing how the dog(s) under his control are used. SGT Smith said "Dogs are used at the last level, before deadly force, to prevent escape. I've never had to use my dog in my uses of force. It's not by influence from me; the prisoner antagonizes it. The dog reacts to the prisoners, because, whether you believe me or not, the dog mostly does that on his own, because they are fearful of a trained working dog, and they become animated. They don't like us to use dogs for crowd control, unless the commander responsible permits it, because dogs can incite riots. They are trained in controlled aggression. They're trained to attack on command, or by any sudden or aggressive movements that a person might make toward our dog, or us or any other person. As far as EPW training, I did not receive any. If a prisoner were escaping, I would release my dog on that person, if he didn't stop, after I commanded him to stop 3 times. Other than that, I would not release my dog, unless there was immediate danger to my life or another soldier's life” but added “My dog has not bitten anyone, since I've been here”. As he was departing SSG Smith said that he had his dog bark at the detainees, at the request of the interrogators, and that this was producing "good results". SSG Smith was then dismissed.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The majority of interview questions were left blank. However, some Officers stated that morale is good, detainees are treated well, washing facilities for detainees are well kept, detainees have no restrictions on praying. No one reported any abuse.

 
 
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Testimony of Sergeant Major Mark Emerson, Operations Sergeant Major, 320th Military Police Battalion. Sergeant Major Mark Emerson was the Operations SGM for the 320th MP Battalion since 1999. He gave his impression of the Brigade’s operations and command culture once at Camp Bucca, Iraq. He said “Sir, I've never seen a Brigade operate like that in my life. It wasn't cohesive. It just seemed like a conglomeration of people doing what they wanted to do. It didn't seem like everyone in the traces were pulling the same way”. And on detainee abuse he said "I was made aware of the incidents of detainee abuse that resulted in the apprehension of some of the soldiers from the 372nd MP Company on, I think, Friday the 17th of January”. “I heard that our MPs were in fact doing things like escorting people with bags over their heads, doing the Sleep Deprivation Program. I went to the Battalion about it, and I did go to Major and he said, ‘This is just the way the program works.’ I don't know if there was anything in writing on it. Once the MI people took over, things just kind of developed along their line of thinking, especially in Camp Vigilant, and the hard site. The MI had control, including control of the guards”. He also stated that he heard that "a dog bit somebody". And he concluded by saying “Sir, they didn't break those rules, and treat prisoners inhumanely because of lack of knowledge. They did that out of their own choosing. It was their individual choice. They did have proper training and leadership”.

 
 
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Detainee interviewed at Camp Delta states that he is dissatisfied with the treatment the detainees are receiving by U.S. military personnel that are assigned to Camp Delta. He states and others have been 'beaten, spit upon and treated worse than a dog. Detainee could not provide details pertaining to alleged beatings administered by the U.S. Military personnel.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived at AG on September 23, 2003 as an interrogator. Interviewee recalled one incident that occurred at the hard site. He/she saw an MP hit a detainee in order to get him into his cell. Interviewee also recalled that an MP taught MPs jingle bells and recorded it.

 
 
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Sworn statement from a Civilian assigned to AG as an interrogator. He/she did not recall observing abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. The gentleman did say "I did not witness or know about any detainee abuse or any photos of detainees. I did not witness any use. of dogs but I did hear from an E-4 from the 470th MI who had an Iranian detainee and a dog bite a detainee on the thigh. There was no interrogation being conducted at the time and the interrogator did not incite the dog." Finally he said "I was never aware of any Military Intelligence personnel telling MPs to "soften up" a detainee or give them "the treatment." I am refering to the treament being a bad thing."

 
 
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Testimony of Sergeant First Class Keith A. Comer, Platoon Sergeant, 229th Military Police Company. SFC Comer verified an incident he previously reported involving 2-3 Military Intelligence personnel abusing a detainee. He said he and other soldiers repeated the allegations to ensure command understood that abuse was taking place. He then described how lacking the facilities were for the soldiers and how it was affecting their performance. He stated that senior officers were unconcerned and did not addressed the poor camp conditions. He said “I've never seen anybody from the 800th come and spend the night, there. They are gone by dark, because Abu Ghraib is a dangerous place after dark”. The SFC then concluded his testimony with the following: “I don't think you need to have training, to know that hitting someone in your custody is wrong. It's an issue of right and wrong. I've had many conversations with the MI folks after that, and I told them from the beginning, that I wouldn't tolerate that.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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A heavily redacted summary of an interview by the CIA's Office of the Inspector General, of Scott W. Muller, the CIA's general counsel. The interview summary discusses viewing videotapes, the approval of waterboarding during the interrogation of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, and the waterboarding of Abd al Rahim al Nashiri.

 
 
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Sworn statement; text is illegible.

 
 
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Notes, Detainee refuses to answer any questions for his being mistreated. Guard records reflect that the detainee was being punished, which included removal of comfort items, to include sheets, hot meals, and all drinking cups. Detainee has answered every question posed to him about his past, and doesn't think that he has anything else to say. The detainee claims that he is unable physically and mentally to answer any questions due to his severe fatigue, caused by not having sheets. Detainee states he will not talk to investigators until his treatment gets better."

 
 
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Translated Interview of Guantanamo detainee re: conditions/treatment at Guantanamo. The detainee stated he was beaten unconscious approximately three or four weeks ago when he was still at Camp X-Ray. Stated that an unknown number of guards entered his cell, unprovoked, and started spitting and cursing at him, that he rolled onto his stomach to protect himself, but a soldier, [name redacted], jumped onto his back, beat him in the face, choked him until he passed out, beat his heard, another female soldier, [name redacted], beat his head into the cell floor. Detainee stated that [redacted] was beaten because he was a Muslim. Detainee stated he was thereafter taken to the hospital, but was ordered to return to the camp soon after. The detainee also mentioned that in a separate incident he was isolated due to a disagreement with a soldier regarding his food (he has special dietary restrictions). Detainee also stated he was unaware why he was apprehended. He also stated he reported the events to two Red Cross representatives. According to the SA, the detainee had a visible and recent wound on the bridge of his nose.

 
 
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This transcript is a continuation of a previously initiated interview with an Army Sergeant on the processing and handling of detainees. The Sgt describes his duties and the process of taking in detainees and how they were/are categorized. The Sgt described his experience at Abu Ghraib and specifically the shooting incident and subsequent riot. This may be part of the Taguba Report, but it is not clear from the transcript.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Staff Sergeant fifty questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Staff Sergeant stated there were no written procedures in place for when a detainee died in US custody. [Handwriting illegible].

 
 
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Document is a transcript of a Staff Judge Advocate assigned to AG from November 26, 2003 to December 14, 2003. Described development of interrogation, the interrogation rules of engagement (IROE). Iraq interrogation policy "utilized Guantanamo Bay interrogation as a template, but was changed substantially to reflect the fact that Geneva Convention protections applied to detainees in Iraq." It was signed by Gen Sanchez. [Redacted] drafted the "IROE slide" while waiting for the policy to be approved. He/she said it accepted the FM 34-52 approaches on the left, and some approaches not in FM 34-52 on the right. Those needed approval from the CJTF-7 CG. Some of the approaches were later disallowed altogether. The final CENTCOM IROE was signed on 10/12/04. The issue of "stress positions" was debated intensely. Described the process for approval of extension "segregation requests" beyond the allowed 30 days. Sanchez signed off the final authorization (Pappas signed off on the way up to Sanchez). During initial drafting of interrogation policy, use of dogs was included in IROE. Sep14 version said Sanchez had to approve use of dogs during interrogation. "I never told Col Pappas that the authority to approve the use of dogs had been delegated to his level." Regarding sleep management, anything less than 4 hours of sleep per night for the first 72 hours would have to be approved by higher. Soldier at AG expressed anger that ICRC thought they could just go "anywhere/everywhere." Aware of one allegation of sexual abuse where 3 interrogators and interpreter conducted unauthorized interrogation on two female detainees, asked one to take top off - CID investigation inconclusive.

 
 
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Sworn statement by an intelligence Sergeant who also interrogated and screened detainees, describing the 2-3 FA BN detention facility and states that the two (2) brothers and sister detainees were held at the facility for 24 hours before being "turned over to the [redacted]," but that some detainees were held longer. States, "We used a variety of interrogation techniques. My primary technique was to be the nice guy.... I would appeal to their family and their pride. I would also use the fear up/down technique. I never used stress positions." Also mentions a family of detainees and states that one family member produced IEDs and that "the sister [redacted] was a financier." States that the detainees "are lying about their abuse."

 
 
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Sworn statement by NCOIC of Interrogation Operations at Abu Ghraib Prison and responsible for screening detainee packets. States that only one detainee has "said anything to me about being beaten and coerced into doing anything."

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from October 1, 2003 to February 6, 2004 and was responsible for the 'care and feeding' of the soldiers. Interviewee recalled hearing about three soldiers receiving Article 15s for an unauthorized interrogation of a females detainee. Also recalled [redacted] told the interviewee he had seen some "unauthorized photos of detainees...I told him that he had to report it to CID, which he did."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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FBI notes on an interview with a detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo. The detainee comments on his conditions and the other detainees. Detainee does not make any allegations of abuse or mis-treatment.

 
 
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A soldier providing a statement on how detainees were treated and provided with the necessities of life while in detention. The soldier states that detainees were provided food and water three times a day; no one gained unaccompanied access to detainees; and interrogators where not seen abusing detainees.

 
 
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In a summarized witness statement, the Joint Interrogation Group (JIG) Chief at Guantanamo Bay discusses a variety of incidents of abuse alleged to have taken place under his command. With respect to interrogators' impersonation of FBI agents, he states that the practice was "discussed . . . and stopped." He was "aware" that a LTC was reprimanded for her involvement in the "lap dance incident"; he states that she was "one of the best interrogators." The JIG Chief was not aware of the use of military working dogs in interrogations. He does point out that "fear up" is a proper and authorized interrogation technique. The witness was also asked about incidents involving inappropriate use of duct tape, inappropriate use of loud music and/or yelling, sleep deprivation, short-shackling, inappropriate use of extreme temperatures during interrogation, and simulated menstrual fluid. Any discussion of these allegations of abuse is absent or redacted.

 
 
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A Detainee Screener states that a detainee complained of rough treatment and being hit. The detainee complained of being put in uncomfortable position on plane ride, guards were rough with him and pushed his hands and feet flat during in-processing.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000665.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel [Redacted], regarding his work experience with the Hostage Rescue Team, concerns about the Department of Defense's interrogation techniques, and the discrepancy between his answers to a questionnaire on the subject of detainee mistreatment and his real experience.

 
 
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This document is a statement signed by an FBI Special Agent in the presence of a Supervisory Special Agent. The agent recounts their assignment by the Defense Humint Services Headquarters to lead a Humint Augmentation Team in support of a special mission unit task force in Baghdad. The statement focuses on a secret, overcapacity Temporary Screening Facility not registered with the International Red Cross in accordance with the Geneva Conventions. The facility was made of two sections: Motel 6, which was used to punish uncooperative detainees by confining them in cramped quarters, and Hotel California, which provided the basic accommodations required by the Geneva Conventions. During the agent's assignment they witnessed several detainee abuses, including: sleep and food/water deprivation, water interrogation, sexual harassment, and more. The agent made attempts to report these abuses, all of which were not welcomed. The first report caused him to be banned from the premises by a Sergeant Major, and a later report was "discouraged." Document name: DOJOIG001545.

 
 
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The interview is summarized as follows: This matter of proceeding is a formality because Lieutenant Colonel Jerry L. Phillabaum invoked his rights, and is seeking legal counsel. The panel briefed Lieutenant Colonel Jerry L. Phillabaum on the scope of the investigation. Lieutenant Colonel Jerry L. Phillabaum wished not to speak on any matters regarding this investigation. Lieutenant Colonel Jerry L. Phillabaum was dismissed by the panel.

 
 
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DOD Questionnaire: Blank Form

 
 
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Transcript of interview with an FBI Investigative Analyst (IA) who formerly worked as a liaison between the FBI and the U.S. military during their temporary duty assignment at Guantanamo Bay. The IA was not a member of any interview or interrogation team and has no first hand knowledge of any improper techniques being used on detainees. The only positive reporting of adverse treatment to detainees was the IA's knowledge of a rumor about, "a male detainee being dressed in female clothing with make-up applied, who was given an involuntary lap dance from a female prison guard at the direction of military interrogators or Agents of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)."

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee describes various detainee abuses and interrogation practices in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 
 
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Interviewee (title and length of assignment unknown). Stated that he/she reviewed several photos of detainee abuse. Identified an individual(s) in the photo(s). [document redacted].

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Staff Sergeant thirty-seven questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Staff Sergeant stated no standards, only "experience" to conduct interrogation. Also, responded that new soldiers do not receive training. [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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This Army Questionnaire is part of a larger sensing operation to understand the training and preparation of soldiers in the field in dealing with detainees.

 
 
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Sworn statement in questionnaire form of a guard at the 2-3 FA Detainee Holding Facility. Refers to two individuals named Mohammad Saddam and Roy (Rafat) [redacted]; respondent states that they were not allowed access to the detainee holding areas or permitted to be present during interrogations. Mentions a female detainee; "the first one we ever had there".

 
 
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Largely illegible. Sworn statement by an NCO regarding detention procedures. States that detainees were generally held for 1-2 days, and "5 days at the most." States, "I've never heard of any allegations of abuse."

 
 
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Sworn statement by a Major, who discusses detainee operations. States, "ICDC [Iraqi Civilian Defense Corps] interview techniques were a little rougher than ours and there was a guy that got slapped, so the commander decided not to leave ICDC alone with detainees." With regard to use of dogs, states, "I would never let a dog near ... a detainee, but ... a dog barking 50 feet away ... personally I don't see a problem with it." In relation to minimum meals, states, "Water, three bottles a day, as far as food, something to keep them alive." When talking about securing a detainee by a handcuff chained to the floor: "Considering the people we're dealing with, and that I'm just holding them for a short period of time, I don't have any problems with it. Looking back I think securing someone with a chain for 17 days is too long."

 
 
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Statement of Andre Surena to the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law, March 31-April 3, 2004. Statement discusses the status/classification of detainees at Guantanamo, whether the detainees should be classified as POWs, which would entitle them certain privileges they are currently denied.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from late May 2003 to early November 2003 as a Military Police Guard for the 72nd MP Company. Interviewee recalled an incident when another officer called him over to look at a naked detainee for the purpose of humiliation. The interviewee stated that he refused. Interviewee added, "[t]he detainee was outside his cell naked with his hands restrained behind his back by two individuals. It did not appear to be part of an interrogation. I believe it was an MP procedure because the detainee had been uncooperative. Interviewee noted, "I believe the OGA was giving the MP advice on how to humiliate the detainee by having me observe him naked." Interviewee also recalled a second incident that involved an unscheduled nighttime interrogation, the unauthorized interrogation involved three MI soldiers and two female detainees. Interviewee also noted that most problems in the facility involved detainee physical or sexual assaults. Also, stated that clothing removal and making detainees wear burlap bags over their heads was acceptable when isolation or pressure were unsuccessful; observed the most naked detainees in 1A.

 
 
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An Army Staff Sergeant with the 314th Military Police Company describes his unit’s deployment to Iraq and his experience at Abu Ghraib prison. He describes handling detainees on a day-to-day basis and certain events that occurred at Abu Ghraib, i.e. two (2) riots, feeding the detainees and handling detainee discipline.

 
 
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The Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF) interviewed two detainees at Camp Delta to learn of camp conditions. One detainee informed the interviewers that in response to the "mistreatment and injustice that he and his Muslim brothers have endured" a mass suicide was being planned. He explained that he was no longer a man, but felt like an animal in the zoo. Another detainee stated that he complained of his medical problems to the the medical staff at Camp Delta and they laughed at him. He also reported that the guards have beaten him on several occasions. He also explained that the mullah was a liar.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including nineteen questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. Major/Chaplain stated that he/she spoke to soldiers who wanted to exact revenge upon the detainees, but said there were no incidents.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a senior interrogator located at Radwaniya Palace Complex (RPC) from May to September 2003. Discusses interrogation procedures at a Temporary Holding Facility, and states, "Once detainees arrive, they are searched, screened for interrogation purposes, medically screened, and photographed as per the THF SOP." States, "If the detainee claims to be innocent, but the intelligence packet states otherwise...I will explain that they are facing time in Abu Ghraib.... During interrogations I will invade a detainee's personal space, get face to face with him, and start yelling if need be." States, "I personally think that stress positions border on torture." Interrogator states that he taught Approach techniques and Law of War classes at Fort Huachuca and that he made it clear that torture was illegal and unreliable; the course "did not teach sleep deprivation as an approach technique and never had." "When I arrived here in APR 04 and saw that [redacted] had authorized sleep management, I could not believe it. I believe sleep management to be nothing more than sleep deprivation clothed under a new name." Mentions two detainees who "had been beaten and were bound with wire" before being brought to RPC.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel Pat D'Amuro, regarding his knowledge about the document exploitation group deployed to Afghanistan as well as the use of legally questionable interrogation techniques and the FBI's potential involvement. D'Amuro strongly opposed FBI involvement in the use of such techniques (sleep deprivation, white noise, etc.) for detainee interrogations.

 
 
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This document is a statement by a Marine who was accused of detainee abuse. The Marine was stationed at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, from June 2004 to July 4, 2004. A witness alleged that on or about July 4, 2004, the Marine made a detainee stand up and sit down repeatedly and then kicked dirt in the detainee's face. The Marine stated that he could not communicate with the detainee in Arabic and had difficulty instructing the detainee to stand up, which resulted in the detainee standing and sitting repeatedly. He also stated that he did not kick dirt on the detainee, and the witness who accused him of doing so was too far away to see or hear what was happening.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived at AG on or about November 22-23, 2003. Recalled once using a dog during interrogation. Stated the dog was in the far side of the room and kept away from the detainee. Stated that he/she did not witness detainee abuse. Stated there were sleep plans and instructions on who should have "blankets and such."

 
 
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Interview of detainee at Guantanamo. Detainee was shown a photo book wherein he identified Usama bin Laden, but says he never met him. Then he claimed that on a previous occasion two femal interviewers hooded him and had him beaten under questioning.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a commander of 2-3 FA. Document is barely legible. Discusses detention procedures and the detention facility at "the palace." States that detainees were generally only held there for up to 2 days. Talks about the death of a detainee and a resulting 15-6 investigation. Mentions that there was a dog at the detention facility, but that "everything's on the up and up and professional with those guys."

 
 
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Statement by a medic who also did some guard duty. The soldier discusses the events surrounding the death of a detainee. The soldier stated that he "vaguely" recalled a detainee who "didn't seem all there mentally". Although the soldier also recalls that the gentleman was not beaten but did have some bruises or contusions when he first came in to the detention facility. He said emphatically that "I can tell you there was no abuse going on at the detention facility" during his time there or by his understanding.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire including a series of questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Transcript of the testimony of Donald Rumsfeld, Gen. Richard Myers (Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), and Larry Lanzillotta (Principal Deputy Secretary of Defense) regarding requests for the 2005 defense budget. Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo are discussed.

 
 
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This incident report, written in both English and Arabic, details the death of Iraqi detainee Manadel Al-Jamadi on November 4, 2003 after being interrogated at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. This report is contained within the full-length CID report linked to this document, and is an exact copy of a separate CIA copy of an Incident Report also linked to this document.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG on October 21 as the Chief of the Terrorist, Foreign Fighters and Extremist element of the JIDC. Interviewee recalled one detainee being handcuffed to the cell bar, which restricted his movement. Interviewee recalled another detainee doing physical training, the MPs had him carry water jugs back and forth, up and down the hallway. Interviewee discussed one high-value detainee's allegations of abuse, the detainee spoke of a cold water incident, the interviewee stated that the cold water incident he alleged was actually a shower (cold water was all that was available), and regarding the detainee's allegations of being hit in the mouth, interviewee stated that in fact the detainee had a tooth infection that had to be treated, and was treated. Interviewee then recalled an incident where a detainee who jumped up against an interrogator and was punished with shaved head-'a new look.' Interviewee heard of an incident where a hooded and cuffed detainee was being brought back to his cell and tripped and fell. Interviewee also observed barking dogs "being used for an interrogation."

 
 
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Interviewee made more than one trip to AG. First was a an interrogator assigned to AG to review interrogation database/report protocol. Second as a member of Tiger Team. Observed the following techniques, sleep deprivation, altering of meal times and hooding. Did not see the use of dogs, nudity, stress positions, wearing of women's underwear.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the official a series of questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. When asked about training, Official responded that "some [h]ip pocket tng [training]. " There was "[n]ot enough time for a lot of sustainment training." "Not enough time" for "formal training program for the care and control of detainees." There were "a lot [sic] of elderly detainees." and a "lack of sleeping bags for detainees." Although memo offered a procedure to report incidents of alleged abuse outside of Command channels, soldiers were "[a]fraid that it was going to come back to peer if told..Soldiers felt that the outside channel was in with command." Four soldiers in this unit raised their hands when asked if they were aware of incidences of abuse. Follow-up "Abuse Questionnaire" was not included. [Content redacted] [handwriting illegible].

 
 
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Dicusses events leading to the detention of a "financier of resistance in Azimiya," who was "detained for being one of the overall coordinators of anti-Coalition activities." The detainee and two of her brothers were all arrested.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel Bruce Swartz, regarding his knowledge about FBI concerns related to the mistreatment of detainees as well as his knowledge related to incidents of alleged detainee mistreatment and abuse.

 
 
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Interviewee was a member of the Internal Reaction Force, on stand-by for any future incidents at Abu Ghraib prison. On the evening of the riot, the Spc. recounted an incident of abuse, stated: "We were told a prisoner gained access to a handgun and had fired at an American guard." When the Spc. arrived at the location of the shooting he observed "The prisoner was lying prone on his stomach, dressed in an orange jumpsuit, flex-cuffed behind his back with a sandbag over his head. The prisoner was not resisting in any way. One soldier was standing next to the left side of the prisoner's head with the barrel of his rifle pressed against the prisoner's head. I observed this [other] soldier begin to strike the prisoner in the small of the back with a closed fist. The soldier struck the prisoner approximately 10 times. The soldier then stood up and kicked the prisoner in the right hip and right side approximately three times."

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from October 7-21, 2003 as a member of a five person Mobile Training Team. Interviewee stated that he/she did not witness detainee abuse and/or the use of dogs.

 
 
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Sworn statement of Statement of Sergeant Major Concerning Detainee Interrogation Operations at Rawaniya Palace Complex Baghdad and discussing detention policies. States, "The CISOF and FOB detainee policy was to do field interrogation, process and to turn over detainees to conventional US forces within 72 hours". Talks about the first detainees at Radwaniyah and the need for a temporary holding facility there. Continues, "The rule was 72 hours but I knew we never kept anybody 72 hours and I am pretty sure never over 14 hours."

 
 
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Sworn statement by a medical sergeant. States, "I did not interrogate detainees. I was present for many interrogations.... I performed medical screenings on detainees all the time." Continues, "No detainee showed any sign of abuse and I never heard any stories or accounts of detainee abuse at the [redacted] facility." Mentions two detainees whose "medical condition did become an issue during their detainment," because "they broke free of their flex cuffs and had to be physically restrained to be re-cuffed." Mentions a female detainee (presumably the same one mentioned in ACLU-RDI 2565 and ACLU-RDI 4787) but states, "I never medically screened her." States, "I do not think anyone was abused to coerce confessions."

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel [Redacted], regarding his knowledge of FBI operations and involvement at U.S. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, detainee-related issues that were brought by the FBI to the Department of Justice, and the ineffectiveness of Department of Defense interrogation techniques.

 
 
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This detainee Screening Report is a standard form letter for processing detainees taken in to custody. The detainee associated with this Screening Report is redacted, but the report details a female detaineeand lists questions asked of the detainee and her responses. Word "Release" is written on top of first page.

 
 
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This sworn statement is from an intake soldier, unidentified here, wherein he gives a brief discussion of medical screening and intake for the 1st Calvary Division Interrogation Facility. The soldier states that "Detainees that have come to us from certain organizations don't come with much paperwork at all". The soldier does not have any recollection of a particular detainee being inquired about, but added that it was not uncommon for detainees to come in to the facility from different branches of the service and with little to no paperwork accompanying them.

 
 
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Sworn statement. Interviewee arrived to AG on October 15, 2003 for the purpose of conducting interrogation operations. The interviewee recalled requesting and receiving approval for the use of dogs for an interrogation, stated that the dogs were five feet away from the detainee and that the dogs did not harm anyone.

 
 
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The CITF Report documents information received from an unknown detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The report is heavily redacted, however, some of the detainee's allegations were not redacted. The detainee alleged the following: a soldier forcibly took his photo, also, during an interrogation, the interrogator turned the air conditioning down as low as it would go and left him in the room for approximately 7-8 hours without food or water. According to the detainee the room was so cold he was shaking.

 
 
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Transcript of the testimony of Richard Armitage, Paul Wolfowitz, and Lt. Gen. Walter Sharp (director of strategic plans and policy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff) in regard to plans for the Iraq transfer of sovereignty.

 
 
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This summarized statement of a female Sergeant, who served as an interrogator at Guantanamo between August 2002 and February 2003 on the Saudi Arabian Team. She states that she was aware that loud music; yelling; temp manipulation (using air conditioners) were being used, but never saw these techniques used. The sergeant says that all detainees got four (4) hours of un-interrupted sleep in a 24 hour cycle. She also provided information on a constant theme mentioned in other documents. The sergeant states that “The translator mentioned that a detainee could not pray if he were "unclean." She was then instructed to purchase some perfumed lotion and rub it on the detainee. “I only rubbed the detainee's arms” she said. She also addressed another issue concerning an alleged lap dance. This Sargent affirmatively states that she “Never” performed a lap dance on any detainee.

 
 
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This sworn statement by a Command Sergeant Major (CSM) for his Unit, the 325th Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion (BN) deployed to Iraq in March 2003. He states "I was only at Abu Ghraib (AG) on three occasions and all three visits were one-day trips. My first visit was on 21 Sep 03, the day after one of my soldiers was, killed in a mortar attack on AG...I saw some jail cells, but I don't believe I toured the area known as the "hard site". Most of the prisoners I saw were in a fenced area surrounded with barbed wire. All the prisoners I saw that day were clothed in regular Arab clothes, and nothing about their clothing jumped out at me. I never saw any prisoner naked or dressed in women's clothing. I never saw any prisoner abuse." The CMS also stated "No one ever told me about any concerns about the treatment of prisoners. I never saw, nor heard of, any prisoner abuse. I never saw, nor heard of, unauthorized photographs or videos of prisoners. I never saw, nor heard of, military working dogs being used in interrogations."

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including twenty-six questions, given to a Captain regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Rank: Major; Military Police, Unit: 101st Airborne Division. The Major claims that Military Working Dogs are "Used for deterrence; (Scary and insulting)." The CIA and OGA [Other Government Agencies] work together during inspection. Claims that doctrine of Military Police is good, and that soldiers use chain of command to report detainee, if it occurs.

 
 
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Testimony of Sergeant First Class Keith A. Comer, 372nd Military Police Company. SFC Comer described that he came in to his position as the Company's 1st Sargent because the previous 1st Sargent has been suspended from his duties pending the outcome of the investigation into allegations of prisoner abuse at Baghdad Correctional Facility. The SFC then described morale and training the soldiers assigned to Abu Ghraib receive in the wake of the prisoner abuse allegations. He then said "I understand that there was a CD Rom dropped off at CID, with photographs on it, and that's how this whole thing started. Apparently, the individuals who are under investigation for this matter decided to pass CD's around...I have some knowledge of what's on the pictures, because I saw them, during the first investigation, there's no doubt in my mind that those people would be relieved and facing charges, just like they are now". He then added "The Geneva Hague Convention is part of your yearly mandatory training. You have to have 100% signed in. I don't know why it's not posted at the facility". The panel finished with their questions and gave the SFC a list of items to be addressed in a written statement attached to the transcript of the proceeding.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter: Sergeant; 320 MP Bn.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The form is almost entirely blank except for handwritten notes at the end.

 
 
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This documents the interview of Detainee 269 at GTMO on 5/4/06. It states that Detainee 269 was interviewed in an air conditioned room with his hands free and his feet shackled to a bolt in the floor. The synopsis states that the purpose of the document is to "document interview of Guantanamo Bay detainee (redacted) Internment Serial Number (ISN) redacted-000269.

 
 
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The detainee was interviewed at Camp Delta, and stated that three to four weeks ago, at Camp X-ray, an unknown number of guards "entered his cell, unprovoked, and started spitting and cursing at him. The guards called him a 'son of a bitch' and a 'bastard,' then told him he was crazy. [redacted] rolled onto his stomach to protect himself . . . A soldier . . . jumped on his back and started beating him in the face. [redacted] then choked him until he passed out. [redacted] stated that [redacted] was beating him because [redacted] was a Muslim and [redacted] is a Christian. [Redacted] indicated there was a female guard named [redacted] who was also beating him and grabbed his head and beat it into the cell floor." The detainee added that on another occasion, he was placed in isolation after a dispute with a guard over food (he has certain dietary restrictions).

 
 
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This document is a FBI Situation Report for FBI Detachment in Afghanistan (6/23/04). It contains logistical information about FBI presence as well as detainee information, summaries of detainee interviews, and updates about FBI missions throughout Afghanistan. The document is heavily redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from October 7-21, 2003 as a member of the Mobile Training Team. The team's mission was to provide interrogation training and provide advice and assistance. In his/her sworn statement, interviewee described responsibilities, states that did not witness abuse of detainees. However, did comment that CACI Interrogators were inexperienced and MPs did not appear to know their job.

 
 
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This is a statement by a marine regarding their knowledge of detainee abuse. The Marine mentioned only knowing of one incident where a fellow Marine said "ass" to a detainee. The Marine mentioned detainee, Abdullah Tohtasinovich Magrupov, but did not link him to an incident of abuse.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Testimony of Staff Sergeant Robert Elliot, Squad Leader, 372nd Military Police Company. SSG Elliot's job as a Squad Leader and Assistant NCOIC was to keep accountability of inmates, receive new prisoners, the in processing and out processing of inmates, report prison security and all other transactions regarding prisoners, but he was removed from that position pending the outcome of the investigation in to detainee abuse. There were soldiers under his command involved in the allegations of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison. He added "I was not around when the allegations happened. I was very offended to hear my name mentioned in the allegation. I've never conducted myself in that manner or even been involved in anything that comes close to this". On the use of dogs at Abu Ghraib he said "We used our dogs to sniff out grenades; we had reports of grenades getting in the facility. Then after the shooting we had them search for bombs. The dogs were also used as a show of force. I did hear about an interpreter getting bit, I think Military Intelligence (MI) used the dogs for interviewing purposes". He also added "We knew things were not supposed to be the way they were, like having juveniles and females in the military holds. We also fought all the time with MI and Battalion about common criminals being in the military hold areas. We were stuck in the middle. That battle went on for months, we knew there were guidelines, but it was above our pay grades we just did as we were told". He then described the difficulties of the prison from a management point-of-view. The panel concluded by having him complete answers to written questions attached to the end of the transcript.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This is the transcript of Gen. Taguba’s deposition of Gen. Pappas re: Abu Ghraib prison. It contains specific Q&A’s about responsibility for the security and different elements of prison/base operations. Abuse of detainees is brought out as well as the use of Military Working Dogs (MWDs) as a method of interrogating detainees. General Papas’ interaction with Gen. Karpinski and other military commanders concerning guard force, unit deployment as well as detainee handling is also investigated in detail. Gen. Taguba also inquired into training, standards, employment, command policies, and internal policies, concerning the detainees held at Abu Ghraib prison. Finally, he looked into the command climate and the command and supervisory presence at the prison.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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The document is a translated statement from a detainee at Abu Ghraib who describes being bitten twice by a dog and subsequently kicked and hit in the face by an American soldier.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000106.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000977.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn statement of Lieutenant Colonel with the 115th Military Police Battalion. The LTC recalled being aware of one incident where a soldier urinated on a detainee. He also recalled another incident where a detainee returned to the SP/CF area with a bruise over a large portion of his body. Interviewee also recalled being informed by a Red Cross doctor of detainee allegations of abuse, including being handcuffed to their cells naked, having to wear women's underwear over their heads, and sleep deprivation.

 
 
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Interviewee was the Senior Legal Advisor to LTG Sanchez from June 15, 2003 to May 15, 2004. Noted with respect to interrogations that "we didn't begin to formulate a CJTF-7 command policy until after MG Miller's visit. . . . I believe that MG Miller's visit was the genesis for the development and drafting of the CJTF-7 interrogation and counter-resistance policy. . . .We used the DOD cover memorandum [pertaining to GTMO] and modified it as our own. We saw the A/519th document and used it, along with other comparative sources, to develop the CJTF-7 command policy." Described chronology of interrogation policies.

 
 
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Statement of a Captain, with Alpha Company, 588th Engineer Battalion, discussing the capture of an Iraqi target and his two sons. The target was suspected of among other offenses, selling stolen weapons. The Captain stated that after their capture, the three detainees were treated for minor injuries.

 
 
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Interviewee worked in AG as an Analyst stated they did not witness abuse of detainees.

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers.

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and CID. The detainee discussed the reasons why he was recently placed in solitary confinement, he was confined because he would not allow the guards to search his Koran; he believed the searching of his Koran was disrespectful to his religion. Also, the detainee stated that he heard guards were hurting detainees, but he neither witnessed nor experienced the abuse. .

 
 
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Documentation of detainee interview at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.ÿ Detainee complained that his health was getting worse, but stated a doctor had seen him.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This is a sworn statement by a Lieutenant Colonel with the 320th Military Police Battalion concerning his deployment to, and experience at Abu Ghraib prison. "It became obvious to me that the majority of our detainees were detained as the result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and were swept up by Coalition Forces as peripheral bystanders during raids. I think perhaps only one in ten security detainees were of any particular intelligence value. It appeared that there was is reluctance to release these low value inmates because of the fear that one of them might return to attack Coalition Force."

 
 
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Interviewee was a dog handler in AG with the 229 Military Police Company (length of assignment unknown). Interviewee's sworn statement consists of questions and answers regarding dog handling. Recalled being requested to the Hard Site in order to search for explosives. Stated that his/her dog entered the cell with a detainee in order to conduct a search for explosives. Stated his/her dog was not used to scare detainees.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the officer thirty seven questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Soldier stated the training they received prior to deployment did not correspond with their duties to conduct detainee operations. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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Interviewee, Barbara G. Fast's sworn statement regarding conditions in AG. MG Fast reported to Combined Joint Task Force 7 on July 29, 2003 assigned to C2 in Badgdad. Fast's statement provides a general description of AG environment (leadership, training, etc.) Described her own job responsibilities, Miller's visit and GTMO teams at Abu Ghraib. Stated that she did not witness abuse of detainees, stated, "leadership was not ware of this abhorrent behavior... ."

 
 
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FBI interview of detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Detainee stated he would not discuss any training he received; that he has seen Usama bin Laden (presumably in Afghanistan); and that he believed the U.S. was supporting the Northern Alliance in Afghanistan, who he alleges are killing innocent people.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a [redacted], was assigned to AG from November 12, 2003 to the end of January 2004. Stated that they did not see any abuse or humiliation and did not see of hear of any unauthorized photos.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Staff Sargent; 411 Military Police Co..

 
 
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Transcript of the testimony of Paul Wolfowitz (Deputy Secretary of Defense), Gen. Peter Pace (USMC, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), and Joel Kaplan (Deputy Director of the OMB).

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Sergeant First Class (SFC) who arrived to Abu Ghraib prison in December 2003. The SFC recalled seeing a sign regarding the stripping down of a detainee and his cell for security purposes. The SFC inquired and the orders were countermanded due to the instructions being in contravention to proper detainee handling procedures, and the detainee was restored his clothing and cell accouterments. the SFC then identified several other soldiers from photos of detainee abuse.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. States that there is no normal plan for training new soldiers and that got just a "very basic" training. "Guys not mentally prepared." "Morale very low - took everything to keep soldiers focus - command climate was OK but didn't trust them."

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-seven questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The officer expressed his/her displeasure with the living conditions, stated the conditions "sucked ass."

 
 
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Summary of Interview of detainee detainee at Kandahar, Afghanistan. Detainee states he was once held in "Cuban Prision", presumably Guantanamo, but released in prisioner exchange

 
 
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Testimony of First Lieutenant Warren E. Ford II, Headquarters Company Commander, 320th Military Police Battalion. 1st Lt. Ford described his job duties as follows: "My role is basically to train for the unit's mission; prepare for deployment; manage supply motors. But, as far as mission, I don't have any operational responsibility for the confinement piece. I maintain supply motors, and support of headquarters company personnel. After that, when it comes time to re-deploy, then I put together the re-deployment piece. Never have any input to the soldiers on ground in the facilities, as far as the operational mission, here, because that's not my role, and I don't want to step into something that runs counter to what they've been told by the S3 or the Operations Sergeant Major". 1st Lt. Ford concluded by describing how many of the personnel he worked with at Abu Ghraib were overworked and stretched to complete several different jobs in order to compensate for lack of necessary personnel assigned to staff the units needs.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG in October 2003 as a member of the Tiger Team. Interviewee recalled an interrogation where a member of the interrogation team was among those attacked/injured in an earlier mortar attack believed to be perpetrated by the suspect-detainee. In the first incident, the detainee was being interrogated, and at one point [redacted] told the detainee to roll down his jumpsuit and insinuated that he would make the detainee totally disrobe if the detainee did not cooperate. The interrogator expressed their discomfort with the event and [redacted] ended the interrogation. Interviewee recalled another incident in early October where a detainee was being interrogated, but [redacted] felt the detainee was uncooperative and suggested putting the detainee in solitary. Interviewee stated that he/she did not think solitary was effective, but fifteen minutes later an MP was called, the MP jammed a bag over the detainees head, grabbed his handcuffs and said "come with me piggy' and led the detainee to solitary confinement. Later, the interviewee recalled going to the detainee's cell and finding him naked with the hood over his head whimpering. The same MP came over and yelled at the detainee, 'you've been moving little piggy, you know you shouldn't move' and "yanked" the hoodie all the way down. The interviewee also recalled the MP stated 'I want to thank you guys, because up until a week or two ago, I was a good Christian.' Also stated,"[t]he 'stripping incident' or the isolation technique were never reported in any interrogator notes or interrogation plan." Interviewee recalled hearing about an incident where detainee died of heart problems during an OGA investigation. Interviewee also recalled the evening of a shooting in the facility that working dogs were present, but did not see them used during interrogations. Also, recalled hearing that a detainee was walking out of an interrogation naked.

 
 
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Interviewee was the Team Chief of the Tiger Team from GTMO assigned to AG. Vaguely recalled discussion of an incident in which an interpreter walked out of an interrogation.

 
 
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An Army Major with the 320th Military Police Battalion Internment Resettlement discusses Military Police Procedures and Detainee Processing at Abu Ghraib Prison. He discusses the operations at the prison and the challenges faced. He describes certain events such as the Palm Sunday riot and other riotous acts by the detainees and other issues faced at the prison.

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers.

 
 
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Transcript of the testimony of Donald Rumsfeld, Gen. Richard Myers (chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), Les Brownlee (Acting Sec. of the Army), Gen. Peter Shoomaker (Army Chief of Staff), and Lt. Gen. Lance Smith (U.S. Central Command Dep. Commander) regarding the Abu Ghraib scandal, the Taguba report, and other military investigations in response to allegations of prisoner abuse.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a detainee who claimed to have served in the Iraqi Army as a technician. Detainee states that he was handcuffed and had a bag put over his head. He was held "for 17 days" with a bag over his head, "handcuffed to the floor." States that he was made to sleep on the floor with no mat or blanket, was not allowed to shower, and was "fed only bread and water." States, "[Redacted] used to beat me.... [Redacted] stuck a stick in my hole once and threatened me that if I didn't talk he'd do it again, so I said write whatever you want.... He beat my balls, and put soap and water in my mouth. I am 90% sure it was [redacted] who burned me with a cigarette. They brought electricity wires. I was bleeding from my ear."

 
 
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Testimony of Command Sergeant Major Timonth L. Woodcock, 310th Military Police Battalion. CSM Woodcock related his impression of the unit by saying "The soldiers' standards that were lacking were in the common soldier task area. Specifically the standards lacking are discipline, customs and courtesies, and the basics that would allow the soldier to perform at their best. If everyone is not enforcing the standards it's like shoveling sand against a tire". On allegations of detainee abuse the CSM said "There were reports of detainee abuse by soldiers of the 310th MP Battalion. There were two reports that I know of. The first soldier received an Article 15, which was finalized today. It was a Battalion level Article 15. I was not present, because the soldier requested MSG Lombardo be present". The remaining portion of interviewed not captured on recording due to technical difficulties.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Captain forty-one questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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Sworn statement from civilian contractor with the Titan Corp. concerning his role and duties in the interrogation of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in October 2003. Stated that he/she did not witness nudity, use of dogs (heard them) and heard about sleep management (where a detainee had one hour of sleep in a 24 hour period), however, does not recall using it. Also did not recall detainees wearing ladies underwear

 
 
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Sworn statement from CACI civilian Contractor, recalled statements made to him/her by female detainee(s). The detainee(s) recounted their experiences at Al Azimiyah Palace. He stated "have never witnessed and physical abuse in Abu Ghraib. I have seen and heard a lot of yelling and screaming during in-processing. The detainees are yelled at to move faster. These were the MPs not the interrogators. I have never observed dugs being used to threaten a detainee." He does recant an incident of a family, a sister and two (2) brothers, where one of the brothers who was mentally handicapped was sexually abused with an instrument in his rectum. Ans also of detainees routinely kept naked in the facility.

 
 
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Questionnaire entitled "Point of Capture- CDR 1SG/PL/PS." The questionnaire asks [name redacted] a total of 41 questions regarding training and his/her execution of that training. Questionnaire primarily focuses on detainee treatment. [Handwritten responses are illegible].

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including fifty-one questions, given to a Staff Sergeant (SSG) regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. Staff Sergeant responded that he/she did not receive much training on detainee operations.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Statement is by an interpreter at FOB Danger. The gentleman states that the detainee he is being asked about may have had problem with leg but denies knowledge of abuse, nor does he recall the detainee claiming abuse.

 
 
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This document is a one page excerpt of ACLU RDI 3422. Detainee was not willing to be interviewed, but when reminded that he was willing to discuss the islamic faith. The detainee than said "that there is only one true God and that everyone, regardless of their faith, would come to realize this." He was asked that if this is true, why was there such a rush for Muslims to impose their faith on others. He replied that "certain governments might paint a different picture of Islam in an attempt to thwart others from joining the religion".

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The Chief Warrant Officer states that the Law of War training did not include in the training fore the treatment of Detainees. Soldiers observe and monitor each other to make sure rules of engagement are not violated and that he turns to chaplain for stress counseling. Mission: peace keeping, force protection, collect intelligence on the street and from arrested detainees.

 
 
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This summary of an interview completed by the U.S. Naval Criminal investigative Service with Guantanamo Bay detainee, Moazaam Begg, was released by the Department of Defense Office of the General Counsel; the DOD's release letter to the ACLU is included as the first page in the document. Begg, a United Kingdom citizen, alleges that he was physically abused and threatened with rendition, sexual assault and electrocution by Federal Bureau of Investigation personnel while detained in Afghanistan.

 
 
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This document is a statement by a Marine who was present during an alleged incident, which occurred between a detainee and a fellow Marine. The incident described is related to ACLU RDI 4813.

 
 
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Statement by Todd Huizinga First Secretary at the U.S. Mission to the EU to European Parliament re: Public Hearing on Guantanamo Bay Detainees. Summarizes U.S. policy on Guantanamo detainees - specifically, that the capture and detention of enemy combatants is consistent with the law of armed conflict, that the Taliban and al-Qaida are not entitled to POW status under the 1949 Geneva convention, the provision of military commissions to try detainees and the legal protections of that forum, and the expected release of detainees once they are determined to pose no longer a threat.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-seven questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The Chaplain/Captain reported hearing about a few incidents of abuse, the Chaplain wrote that he/she heard of a videotape depicting the sexual assault of an Abu Ghraib detainee, and hearing about the Military Police's use of excessive force at Camp Bucca.

 
 
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Detainee states he was detained by Northern Alliance forces and housed in a Kandahar, Afghanistan "jail". During his detention he observed the Northern Alliance guards randomly would beat some of the other the detainees with sticks, chains and in some cases kicking the individual while on the ground. Detainess stated that on one occasion, a Pakistan Jihad fighter was removed from his cell by the guards, then beaten to death." Detainee does not claim that he is or was victim of abuse in Afghanistan or in US custody.

 
 
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Statement of officer who supervises detainee operations at Radwaniyah Palace Complex. "Bread and water is basically what we can support them with. They get as much bread as they can eat and one piece three times a day was more than they wanted." Refers to interrogation practices, and states that "[redacted] have never interrogated on their own, and have never been left by themselves in a room with a detainee." Mentions a military dog named Coji that was given to the unit as a gift but is not used for interrogations, although the person believes there is a regulation allowing the use of dogs. "I've heard allegations of everything from probes to dogs, all kinds of tortures. All the stuff you see on T.V. at Abu Ghraib, I've heard about us to [sic]."

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-five questions, given to a Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. LTC responded that he/she was aware of an incident where a military officer made derogatory comments about a detainee's mother. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interview (conducted via email) of a former Psychiatrist with the Behavioral Science Consultation Team (BSCT). The interviewee witnessed the use of dogs during the interrogation of a detainee, and observed female interrogators using sexual tension as an interrogation technique. The interviewee also heard of military interrogators yelling at detainees and using loud music during interrogations.

 
 
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Documentation of detainee interview at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.ÿ Mentions Paracha's name as the person being interviewed.

 
 
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Statements of Army officials with the 588th Engineer Battalion discussing the capture of an Iraqi target and his two sons. The target was suspected of among other offenses, selling stolen weapons. The Captain stated that after their capture, the three detainees were treated for minor injuries.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the First Lieutenant twenty-three questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. In re whether detainees reported abuse, the First Lieutenant responded "Complained all the time, so not listened to after a while." [Contents redacted].

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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The sworn statements of a Sergeant First Class and a Captain discussing the capture of four Iraqi targets. At least one target shot at the U.S. soldiers when the soldiers raided their home.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This sworn statement by a Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2), Platoon Leader at Abu Ghraib prison from September 2004 until May 2004 stated that "I heard of an unauthorized interrogation by three interrogators. The interrogators took a female detainee and became fresh with her. I didn't hear what they did. . . . Another time, [Redacted] had a detainee strip off his clothing. [Redacted] was also with her."

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG on October 18/19, 2003 as an interrogator in the Detainee Assessment Branch. Recalled an incident with [redacted], where he grabbed a detainee on the shoulder and move him within the interrogation cell. Stated that he/she did not witness other incidents, but overheard conversations. Specifically, he/she recalled overhearing conversations of harsh physical treatment, including beating and detainees being placed in uncomfortable positions.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Testimony of Mr. John Israel. Mr. Israel is a US Civilian Contract linguist/Interpreter hired by the Department of Defense through the Titan Corporation and assigned to the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade to assist in detainee interrogations at Abu Ghraib prison. He described the training and instructions for the assignment as “a little seminar of what's going on, what's going to happen, what's the limitations, what you're supposed to do, what not to do. If you see anything wrong, you're to report it immediately”. And he added “My job is just a translator, no more, no less”. Mr. Israel then described the routine for interviewing detainees and the limitations on his role in the matter. When asked if he heard any comments from any of the MPs or any of the interrogators or analysts regarding any rumors or direct information in regards to detainee abuses? His answer was “Honestly, no”. The interview continued with questions regarding detainee handling by MPs, but no abuse was witnessed opr suspected by Mr. Israel. The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived at AG on October 23, 2003 in order to conduct interrogation operations. Interviewee recalled an incident in December where a dog was used during the interrogation of an Iraqi Police (IP) detainee. Interviewee also noted that a detainee was bitten by a dog that same evening.

 
 
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Summarized witness statement of Sargent stationed at Guantanamo from August 2002 to February 2003. She was an interrogator with the Gulf States Team. The Sargent states that she may have touched a detainee or put my hand close to a detainee's face so the detainee had to acknowledge my existence, but never in a forceful or sexual manner. I would get close to a detainee to ensure he was paying attention to me and make sure that he was focused on the interrogation and stated “I would yell at detainee's occasionally to emphasis a point”. And that she would use music to soothe the detainee's, but that the music was “Arabic, not heavy metal, rap or anything like that”. She denies knowing about sleep deprivation being used.

 
 
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Interview of a Marine regarding the character of a former platoon member.

 
 
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Testimony of Sergeant First Class Shannon K. Snider, Platoon Sergeant, 372nd Military Police Company. SFC Snider's duties were as the NCOIC of the hard site. Her duties included working to safeguard prisoners, make sure inmates receive meals on time, supervise Iraqi corrections officers (ICO's), and man the different wings of the prison. On detainee abuse SFC stated "I am aware of the allegations of the abuse of the detainees. Four (4) of the soldiers involved belonged to my platoon...A few people did some things they knew they shouldn't have done. Posted or not, what I heard is not against Geneva Convention, it just against command policy. I don't care if it's written or not they should have none not to do that". SFC Snider continued "I have never heard the term "softening up" used; I assume it means breaking down. I've heard Military Intelligence (MI) saying that we have to break them down. I assume the term means break them down mentally to get them to speak free. It is my understanding that the orders MI handed down were legal. We tried to get limitations from MI on what we could and could not do, but we never received any". The panel gave SFC Snider a list of items, to be addressed, and be written on a Sworn Statement, which is contained at the end of the document.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-five questions, given to a Lieutenant Colonel regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Rank E7 says Detainee Operations training was comprised of classes’ only and included training on 5S's and search, silence, segregate, speed and safeguard and tag procedures. Comments that more training is needed on paperwork because paperwork is often incomplete.

 
 
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Interview intended to "clarify possibly conflicting statements concerning detainees being stripped naked and held in cells in the 1A area." Stated that stripping detainees "might have been an interrogation tactic that could have been attempted, but would have required advance approval." Also stated that he/she heard rumors of detainees being given and wearing women's pink underwear.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including nineteen questions, given to a Major/Chaplain regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The Major/Chaplain responded that detainees were treated with dignity and respect.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Sergeant First Class (E7 - SFC) with A Company; 202 Military Intelligence Battalion assigned to Abu Ghraib Prison in October 2003. The SFC stated that "The document flow on detainees worked as follows. The interrogators would print out all documents referring to a detainee and would place the doctanents inside the detainee dossier. The detainee dossier would then be given to OPSCollection Management & Dissemination (CM&D). CM&D would check for outstanding requirements and then send the file to the Detainee Assessment Board (DAB). The DAB would review the file for missing documents, conduct a briefing with the detainee, and make an assessment whether or not the detainee :ould tit sent to the review board. At any time the file could be returned to the Interrogation Control Element (ICE) if the detainee was deemed to have further knowledge. If the DAB approved the detainee dossier. it was then given to the Magistrate Cell. The Magistrate Cell would review and pass the detainee dossier to the Release Board. The Release Board would then approve or deny the release."

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the Major thirty one questions regarding soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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Documents detainee interview at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.ÿ Detainee mentions that he is only allowed to use the bathroom every six hours, which hinders his water intake, requests to be moved back to "general population".

 
 
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Sworn statement of Staff Sergeant Deployed to Abu Ghraib Correctional Facility, Abu Ghraib, Iraq October 2003. The SSG stated they were given a tour of the facility including the screening sites, Hard Site, and Camp Vigilant, but did not observe any evidence of detainee abuse. Only heard of abuse, including the inappropriate use of a dog. The SSG stated "I do not remember who told me. We had an incident where a prisoner was smuggled a gun by the Iraqi guards that nm the prison. The prisoner used the gun to try to kill an MP. So all of the Iraqi guards were stopped at the gate and questioned. That was when I heard a dog was used inappropriately. I never saw any photos."

 
 
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A Marine provided a statement in which he/she described various incidents of abuse that he/she either witnessed or heard about while stationed at an unknown detention facility. In the first incident, occurring on or about July 3, 2004, the official observed a Marine guard instruct a detainee to stick their nose in the sand and leave them. The official then witnessed two marines make a detainee do squats and push-ups while the Marine stood over the detainee in order to force him to continue. One of the Marine guards then took a detainee to a location outside and kicked sand in the detainee's head four times, at that point, the official yelled out to the Marine and told him to stop. On the same day, the official overheard a Marine discuss how a Marine had ordered a detainee, #505, to place sand in his mouth and in his jumper. In the second incident, occurring on or about June 27, 2004, a detainee was ordered to do push-ups, bends and squats, move rocks from one location to another and hold a cinder block in the air while running around the grounds. The detainee was found with a nail in his cell and the physical training was his punishment. On the same day, detainee #490 complained of pain. He complained that the Marine guards made him do alot of push-ups. Finally, on or about June 20, 2004, the official observed a guard order a detainee to do push-ups behind a tall dirt pile, but the official was unsure of how many the detainee was ordered to do. [Official provided an Article 31 waiver of rights].

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-three questions, given to a Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the official thirty one questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Described an incident during a house raid where the individual "went for a weapon or was trying to push light of[f] his eyes" and was kicked and pushed to [the] ground and transported. Also, stated there was on incident of abuse reported. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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Sworn statement regarding detainee abuse. The interviewee identified an individual in a photo stating he always carried a K-bar knife and stated that "the death of the detainee was from integration from MI. She told me it was listed as a heart attack but she knew th[at it] was something else." The statement also says that MPs had to give detainees women's underwear.

 
 
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Documents detainee interview at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interview of detainee at Guantanamo. The detainee stated he was "fine" when asked about his health, but appeared to be physically tired and complained of being mentally exhausted. The interviewer offered the detainee fresh fruit and water and then explained that the detainee (who was currently in isolation) could be removed from isolation if he began to cooperate and be truthful on all pertinent issues. The detainee then stated he was sure he was going "to die in his isolation cell” and if he dies then the interviewing agent would lose his case. Then the detainee reversed himself by stating, if he died in isolation, under these conditions, he would be a "martyr". There was a then a discussion on God and how God gave man free will to make decisions. The interview concluded with the interviewer again offering fresh fruit and water to the detainee as well as looking in to his isolation and health concerns.

 
 
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This is a statement of a military intelligence officer who was describing his knowledge and understanding of accusations concerning the sodomizing of detainees in custody. The MI officer stated that he recalled the detainee claimed that he was beaten and sodomized with a bottle prior to being brought to the detention facility, but the MI officer stated he did not see any evidence of abuse upon the detainee. Furthermore, the MI officer asked the detainee to describe the abuse and to point to how he was abused, but the detainee was unable to do so. The MI officer stated he did not believe the accusations because the detainee's account was not consistent or supported by physical evidence of abuse.

 
 
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Testimony of Lieutenant Colonel Dennis McGlone, Commander, 744th Military Police Battalion. Lt. Col. McGlone described how his unit arrived in Iraq and their mission. He stated "When prisoners were captured in the Baghdad vicinity, the units would bring them in and we would process them, and then we would transport them down to Bucca. We had maybe 250 prisoners at one time". He then stated "We covered the Geneva Conventions with the soldiers several times. Our philosophy was that every guard has the right to defend themselves, but they do not have the right to abuse a prisoner physically and verbally and that has been stressed numerous times...We are not in the interrogation business, the ISG dictates who does the interrogation and when. We have never discussed with ISG on sleep deprivation, meal removal, or no other disciplinary actions. ISG handled all aspects of detainee interrogation." He concluded with "There had been no rumor of detainee abuse, except the incident in Camp Bucca with the four (4) MPs that happened in May. There were notices passed down conduct would be upheld, standards would be check on". The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000905.

 
 
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A soldier was convicted for striking a detainee and threatening the same detainee with a loaded weapon. In addition, the soldier was found to have attempted to impede an investigation by influencing sworn statements. He tried to prevent a witness from giving testimony that Iraqi detainees were pushed into the Tigris River near Samarra, Iraq and were left at the side of the road.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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The interview of an official regarding injuries a civilian detainee sustained. The official responded to approximately six questions regarding the source of the detainee's injuries. The official stated that sometime in November 2003 the detainee was questioned by a Captain with Alpha Company, 588th Engineer Battalion, the detainee was then taken on a mission with a Captain Hall to help identify targets. When the detainee returned from the mission he had a cut above his left eye, which was not present when he left for the mission.

 
 
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Detainee describes being arrested near Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan by U.S. military and brought to Qali-Jangi prison, where he was wounded during the prison uprising. Provided information during interview [Information is redacted].

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a Staff Sergeant regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The Staff Sergeant stated he/she did not receive training on processing detainees, also responded that the guard forces did not receive training.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the official a series of questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Official responded that there was "[n]o tng [training] on treatment of detainees (big gray area)." Also, stated there was no Rules of Interaction (ROI) training, there was no refresher training, and no sustainment training. [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from May 23, 2003 to October 15, 2003 as the Iraqi Survey Group of the 72 Military Police Company. Interviewee recalled an incident where [redacted] had several detainees moved into the sun. Later, the detainees were examined and it was determined a few were dehydrated as a result of being put in the sun. Interviewee stated that he/she did witness detainees on adjusted sleep schedules, the detainees' schedules were posted outside of their cell. Methods to keep the detainee awake included, turning on the lights, banging on the cell or banging on trash cans. Interviewee also stated that he/she does not recall detainees being stripped as a form of humiliation, but only during in-processing. Interviewee also stated that he/she does not recall detainees being stripped as a form of humiliation, but only during in-processing.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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A Non-commissioned officer in charge (NCOIC) describes how his unit engaged Enemy Prisoners of War (EPWs) and specifics on certain interrogations conducted. The NCOIC stated that he, nor any member of his team abused EPWs or witnessed any abuse or signs of abuse that may have occurred. He addressed an allegation of a detainee supposedly being sodomized during an interrogation. The NCOIC stated that the facilities for interrogation were such that it would be impossible to happen without someone becoming aware of it.

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with a redacted source. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee describes various detainee abuses and interrogation practices in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 
 
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Medical personnel at the intake of detention facility states that he recalls a detainee coming in and during in-take the detainee complained of lower back pain, and the detainee described it as kidney pain. The medical personnel examined the detainee and noticed some scabbing upon the detainees wrists due to the flexi-cuffs, but does not recall the detainee having any signs of abuse on his face. The soldier states that he documented the items of injury as they appeared, if it was not documented it was not present.

 
 
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Testimony of First Lieutenant Michael A. Drayton, Commander, 870th Military Police Company. 1LT Drayton described the tension between the Military Police and the Military Intelligence components at Abu Ghraib. Then the 1Lt stated "One of my soldiers was involved in a shooting, during an escape attempt, and there is an investigation in regards to that. I understand, yes, there may have been some abuse with one of the units and some prisoners. I don't know the details". The panel then gave the 1LT some written questions to answer and the interview was concluded.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions, given to a Sergeant First Class regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. First Sergeant stated that there was no standard for questioning detainees.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn statement of CACI analyst regarding his observations at Abu Ghraib. Since his arrival on December 16, 2003, he had not witnessed any detainee abuse. he said "“I am not aware of any humiliation done by an interrogator to a detainee. I worked with three British Interrogators. I have never had any problems with the linguists’ interpreters. I never had or saw any problems with any of the interrogators.” The statement is un-dated and un-signed.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Staff Sergeant, US Army Reservist- member of GTMO Tiger Team, which deployed to Abu Ghraib prison from early October 2003 until mid December 2003. Recalled interview techniques, including 'fear up' and 'ego down,' stated the techniques were verbal and not abusive. Also observed sleep deprivation being used and stress positions (make the detainee stand or sit/stand/sit repeatedly). Did not observe naked detainees, but heard a detainee in Tier 1B being stripped down and another being shackled because he would spread/eat his own feces. Did not observe dogs in AG, but knew it was a 'fear up' technique used in GTMO.

 
 
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An Army First Sergeant discusses Military Police Operations in Iraq and specifically at Camp Bucca. He discussed the deployment, arrival in-country, interaction with other units and the guard duties at Camp Bucca.

 
 
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Sworn statement of an Iraqi civilian concerning a woman and her two (2) brothers who supported anti-coalition activities and assisted the Fedayeens in attacking U.S. forces with Improvised Explosive Devises (IEDs). He stated that one of the men took "money from his sister to buy weapons to the Fedayeen. She is the leader so they can attack the Americans." (Possibly referring to same family mentioned in ACLU-RDI 2594.) Third and fourth pages are redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn Statement of a Sergeant First Class (E7) concerning detainee handling and treatment at Abu Ghraib prison from mid-December 2003 until late February 2004. The SFC was the a Liaison Officer and Platoon Sergeant in the 325th at Abu Ghraib prison. The SFC described structure at Abu Ghraib and general observations. He stated "During the Sep to Dec time frame when I made periodic visits I would see some of my former interrogators w o had mov o AG - none of them ever mentioned abuse or humiliation of detainees, unauthorized photos or videos, use of dogs or any questionable interrogation practices such as stripping detainees, use of sleep deprivation or stress positions. We had received training on the Geneva Convention and used to discuss it a lot while at Ft Du and Kuwait prior to deployment. I do not remember any specific training or orientation in Interrogation Rules of Engagement (IROEs), but during my time at B1AP there was a process of requesting authority througl• the chain of command for some interrogation practice."

 
 
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Interviewee was a Navy Dog Handler (Team Leader) assigned to AG either November 20 or 21, 2003 until April 2, 2004. Recalled that on November 24, 2003 there was a riot in AG, recalled the scene in the Hard Site as chaotic, recalled that cells were unlocked and dogs would enter to search for explosives while detainees were handcuffed to their cell door or their bed. He/she remembered fearing a detainee might be bitten by the dogs. Stated that he/she requested the detainees be un-cuffed before the dogs entered and that he/she would stand in between the detainee and the dog. Recalled being called to Tier 1B and realizing after the fact that it was for the purpose of threatening/intimidating a detainee. Noted that subsequent requests for dogs to the Hard Site for interrogation purposes were not fulfilled.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a civilian contractor linguist from the Titan Corp. assigned to Abu Ghraib prison in July 2003. He states that he was one of the first group of linguists/translators to arrive at Abu Ghraib and the training on detainee interrogations was scant, but stressed not to touch the detainees. He stated that there were times when translating that interrogators would use dirty language to humiliate the detainees. Once saw a detainee walked down a hallway naked. On another occasion he saw another detainee naked and having water "poured at him." He also mentioned an event where a female detainee was "harassed" by the Military Police (MP), sparking a rule that a female linguist or MP had to be present when a female detainee was interrogated. "When interrogations were complete, the MPs would ask the Military Intelligence (MI) if the detainee had cooperated or was good. MI would answer and tell them to put them in sleep deprivation or pla[y] loud music, in summer they would request to cover the window. In winter, they would request the blanket be taken away. He also recalled an incident where four interrogators asked a detainee if he wanted to remove his shirt, they then asked him if he wanted to be touched by a man (one interrogator touched the detainees breasts). During another interrogation, a female interrogator told me was going to use the humiliation techniques, she told the detainee he had a nice body and asked if his wife appreciated or liked his body. The interviewee requested that the interrogator stop and she did.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG in October 2003, was assigned to the prison. Stated that he/she would receive instructions from MI regarding sleep management of detainees. Stated that he/she was unaware of detainee humiliation, however, due to limited supplies knows some detainees given women's underwear. Stated that he/she was aware of there being ghost detainees at the facility, stated that they were not be tracked, they were only supposed to be housed and fed (they were tracked as OGA1, OGA2, and so forth). Recalled a detainee being brought in by two OGA personnel and two MPs; the detainee was brought to the shower room, the interviewee was called into the shower and determined the detainee was dead (stated the detainee was still handcuffed and had a sandbag over his head).

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the official forty-four questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Described in-processing as "hasty." When asked about interrogation process, official stated that there was "[n]o set procedure... ." [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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Summary of FBI interview. Detainee talks about privilege/discipline at Guantanamo, "reward" system and classification of detainees based on behavior.ÿ Describes spending time in an isolation unit. NYPD Detective present during interview.

 
 
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Testimony of Captain Ed Diamantis, 800th Military Police Brigade. Capt. Diamantis described his background and how he was assigned to Iraq. He then offered the following: "The Brigade's main effort was detainee operations." "I never saw any 15-6's or derogatory information on personnel in the unit. I never submitted any DEROG's. I haven't seen any cases that warrant DEROG's. I believe the soldier involved in detainee abuse at Camp Bucca, belonged to the 320 th MP Battalion. I don't know if the soldiers. I assume DEROG's are handled at the battalion level". He then stated "In regards to the incident at Camp Bucca it is unacceptable. It happened once and by the MP standard, and once is too much. I am proud of the fact that other MP's reported the incidents". The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the officer forty four questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Officer stated they received "no credible training" on detainee in processing (operations). [Contents redacted].

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-one questions given to a solider regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. In response to a question asking what type of training the Captain received on the established Rules of Engagement (ROE), the Captain responded that he/she received 5 Ss training "5Ss shout, shove, show, shoot (non-lethal), shoot (lethal)."

 
 
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Sworn statement by a Command Sergeant Major. States that detainees have "generally been blindfolded, hooded, or both." States that sometimes detainees were not immediately given blankets or mats, but "the longest I've seen someone without a blanket or mat was probably 24 hours." Mentions the use of stress positions, "a standing position normally, having to do maybe with the wall." Discusses an allegation of a detainee being kicked; the detainee was found not to be abused. States, "I've heard allegations (of abuse) at Adamiya Palace." Mentions a detainee who was turned over to Coalition Forces "who died later...and was found with a sock in his mouth. There's one who died up in the 103 area under the Task Unit...that was the one in Mosul." Refers to another allegation of abuse that "had to do with kicking."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This detainee Screening Report is a standard form letter for processing detainees taken in to custody. The detainee associated with this Screening Report is redacted. The report details a male detainee who is handicapped. Screener's name is present but illegible. Lists questions asked. Asked, "Do you know Omar Adol Loutif Mah.. Al Sherti? Under "Approach", lists "Direct, fear of IP, Love of Family."

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the interviewee twenty-three questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. Official described the "command climate" and guidance they received as a "half ass." [Contents redacted].

 
 
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Interviewee (title and length of assignment at AG unknown). In their sworn statement the interviewee identified individuals involved in alleged detainee abuse at AG.

 
 
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This Sergeant was assigned to Abu Ghraib prison from May 22, 2003 to November 4, 2003. The Sergeant stated "MPs never used physical force, withheld food, humiliated or otherwise abused detainees as a control measure. Military Police (MP) were asked to provide security for interrogations and I observed Military Intelligence (MI) interrogations both in the hard Site (Tier IA) and in tents in Camp Vigilant. I saw MI use stress positions (standing, arms outstretched) and believe this was an effective technique. I did not consider it to be abusive or employed excessively. MI also employed sleep deprivation and verbal assault (yelling) techniques. I never saw MI do anything I'd consider really "crazy.' MI (both sokliers and Other Government Agencies (OGA)) did use clothing removal as an interrogation technique in Tier IA. It was not conunon but it was routine and authorized by Ml."

 
 
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Documents regarding interviewing detainee at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG in early October 2003 as a CACI Interrogator. Recalled the use of sleep management/deprivation. Recalled an occasion where a dog was present during an interrogation, but stated it was not planned.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Captain: Military Police Co.. The Captain was not aware of the National Detainee Reporting Center or entering a detainee into the database: Name, Ethnicity, Where capture, Age; release and to whom/where. No training on TDRC [Theater Detainee Reporting Center].

 
 
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The document is an affidavit of a New York Office FBI Special Agent, regarding his role in the interrogations of a redacted detainee. He asserts that he did not witness any abuse or mistreatment of the detainee.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including forty-two questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interview conducted by Gen. Taguba of Lt. Colonel James O'Hare of the 800th Military Police Brigade. The Lt. Colonel goes in to detail about how he came to his assignment in Iraq as well as his experiences at Abu Ghraib prison. On his experience at Abu Ghraib, he states that he became aware of prisoner abuse and reported it. He stated "From what I heard occurred, it's inexcusable. If true, the individuals involved should be punished to the fullest extent". He added "we emphasized compliance with the Geneva Convention to every Battalion coming in, or going to a new mission. One thing that never changed on the Rules of Engagement (ROE) was all persons are to be treated with dignity and respect".

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG on September 15, 2003. Interviewee provided a sworn statement in which he/she stated that at Camp Cropper, "it was well known that detainees who were brought into the facility complained of beatings from members of Seal team 5 and TF 20 personnel. Stated that a Syrian detainee named Hussein informed him/her that a MP pulled a 9mm pistol and put it to the detainee's head. Recalled recording possible abuse of another Syrian detainee who may have been hit by MPs, "cutting his ear to the extent that it required stitches." Recalled an incident where she heard a dog barking and walked into a cell to see a detainee in his underwear on a mattress on the floor with a dog standing over him. Noted seeing a barking dog in an interrogation cell and refers to this as a 'fear up' technique, and stated that a female colleague told the interviewee that she had stripped an uncooperative detainee and walked from the conex area to the Camp Vigilant area on a cold night of about 30 degrees. Also noted it was "common practice to use sleep deprivation and sleep management with the detainees. . . .It was also common that the detainees on MI hold in the hard site were initially kept naked and given clothing as an incentive to cooperate with us." Reported knowledge of incident in which interrogators made a female detainee remove her shirt. Added, "it was common knowledge that [redacted] used sleep deprivation and dogs while he was on his special projects, working directly for Col Pappas." Reported hearing dogs being used on detainees and MPs referring to "doggy dance" sessions. Also, described another incident in which two naked prisoners were made to crawl on the floor.

 
 
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Sworn statement by "one of the team members who conducts interrogations of the detainees" at the THF (Temporary Holding Facility) at the Adhamiya Palace Complex. Interrogator states that he has "never used stress positions," and states, "At no time did I mistreat, abuse, strike, torture, or torment any detainee. I have never witnessed any detainee be treated in a manner that would be deemed unacceptable or abusive." Mentions holding a detainee for 17 days due to "heavy combat in the area." Talks about interrogations practices and the use of Titan employees as interpreters, as well as "false claims of abuse."

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000742.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Testimony of Major Anthony Cavallaro, 800th Military Police Brigade. Major Cavallaro described how he came in to his position, and how his unit was deployed to Iraq and on to Abu Ghraib prison. He relates his understanding of a detainee shooting at Camp Freddy and adds "The biggest guiding principles are (sic) that detainees are to be treated in according with the Geneva Convention, and be treated humanely and fairly". He also discussed, in detail, the confusion of leadership and lack of accountability at the prison.

 
 
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This document is a terrorist biographical/ psychological information questionnaire. It features questions on background, motivation, and perceptions of various terrorist groups, individuals, and actions.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a Colonel with authority over detainee operations. He addresses the situation concerning an Iraqi family (2 Brothers & 1 Sister) that was arrested, detained and interrogated at Abu Ghrtaib prison. The Colonel states, "I'm satisfied with the procedures, although there were a couple of blips." Refers to some incidents of alleged abuse: first, a detainee who "had some skin missing off his knees" due to kneeling for an extended period of time on gravel; "the kneeling on gravel was discontinued." Second, a detainee with "evidence on his shins which could have been burns," but were found to be due to a preexisting medical condition. Refers to a series of emails discussing chain of command. Also mentions the death of a detainee; "the preliminary finding ... was that the detainee died of a heart attack while in custody" around April 3rd. States, "I don't have any concerns of how CJSOTF conducted detainee operations"; "the only concern I have is the elevated techniques. Are you using the correct IROE [Interrogation Rules of Engagement].... We did everything necessary to make sure everybody was aware of what's going on at least in legal channels."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. 101 Miltary Police Guard answers questions about detainee operations.

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the Air Force (AFOSI) and the FBI, also, a Pashtu linguist was present to translate. The detainee explained that he previously lied to interrogators because the interrogators tortured him, but the interview notes do not describe the alleged torture.

 
 
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This detainee Screening Report is a standard form letter for processing detainees taken in to custody. The detainee associated with this Screening Report is redacted. The report details a male detainee. Words "MI HOLD" are written on top.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-one questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG on October 6, 2003 as a member of the GTMO team consisting of CW3 [redacted]. Interviewee noted that it was his/her job to approve interrogation techniques prior to their use. Interviewee stated that he/she had knowledge of detainees on sleep deprivation and dietary management. Also, was aware of the use of stress positions (e.g. having a detainee sitting against the wall for 15 minutes). Stated that he/she knew of nakedness in GTMO, but did not use the technique. Noted that he/she would see naked detainees in the hard site once in a while. Interviewee noted on one occasion, he/she saw a MP put pink ladies underwear on a detainee, the interviewee stated "I believe he said that the detainee was placed in pink I silky women's underwear because the detainee was being punished for something he, did wrong." Recalled an evening where a detainee had a weapon and shot at MPs, stated that on that evening, dogs were used. At one point he/she was almost bit by a dog; the dog did bite the handler. Also, recalled seeing a detainee being force fed an IV, the MPs would hold him down while the IV was in him. Interviewee also recalled hearing about a female officer stripping a detainee naked and walking him back from interrogations.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel David Nahmias, regarding his role as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division as well as disputes between the FBI and the Department of Defense related to the best methods to gather intelligence. There are also notes about his visit to the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Chaplain concerning his observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Rank: Captain/Chaplain. Chaplain claims a "moral obligation" to report abuse.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a HUMINT interrogator. First page entirely redacted. Talks about an individual male interrogator who is "not a good interrogator" because he is aggressive and asks questions with an answer already formulated. Also discusses an untrustworthy translator.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-three questions, given to a Major regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Testimony of Captain Lawrence Bush, Inspector General, 800th Military Police Brigade. Capt. Lawrence stated his job as "I am the eyes and ears for the commander. I try to test the climate to see if everything is fine, if it is not I report any and all deficiencies. I provide assistance to all the down trace units for investigation and inquiries". "The major issues that I dealt with [was] spousal support, promotions, and pay". In addressing the issue of detainee abuse, Capt. Lawrence said "The command's responses to the allegations of misconduct towards detainees were taken very seriously...I have very limited knowledge to the allegations of abuse at the BCCF." "Overall I think the 800th MP Brigade is a good unit. I think that some mistakes were made and some people lost their morale compass". The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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A transcript of an interview with an FBI Special Agent who was part of an interviewing team at Guantanamo Bay. The transcript first notes that interviews in the evening were conducted by those who were gathering intelligence; the purpose of the interviews was to gain as much information as possible from the detainees before they were exposed to the general detainee population. Second, it notes that female military intelligence personnel were used to disrupt detainees who were praying during interrogations by wetting their hands then touching the detainee's face, which would cause the detainee to feel unclean and stop praying. Third, the transcript notes an incident where a detainee was found crying on the floor with a bleeding nose. Fourth, the agent reviews the structure of the facility. Fifth, the transcript concluded by saying that the agent, "had no indication of systemic detainee abuse at GTMO."

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with FBI's representative to CENTCOM (Army's Central Command). It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he saw some classified documents which detailed coercive measures military interrogators were allowed to take (such as stress positions and ambient air temperature adjustment), but did not personally observe any advice.

 
 
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Testimony of Captain Darren Hampton, 320th Military Police Battalion. Capt. Hampton was the Battle Captain for the 320th Military Police Battalion, and also the Force Protection Officer. Capt. Hampton took administrative responsibility for the dog teams at Abu Ghraib, but stated "Battalion Commander would make the decision on dog use or policy changes" and then related the following: "knowing the dogs capabilities and their presence as a psychological and physical deterrent at the gate, that's where we tried to focus our efforts. I can't specific for the specific Tiers, but in general, the dogs were used in the hard site. I remember vaguely about a dog bite incident, I remember Kimbrough reporting to me that his dog snipped at someone but nothing serious." He added "The use or deployment of the dog is up to the dog handler; it is his duty to know the limitations and parameters in which they may operate. They were familiar with their specific policies regarding use of their dog".

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the officer forty one questions regarding soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The interviewee stated, "ROE [Rules of Engagement] training was simple, but it was fuzzy when they first got." Described incident where Iraqi police beat a detainee that they caught. Incident was investigated and the detainee was taken away from them. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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Interviewee tated that he/she never witnessed abuse, but once saw "use of dog but I do not know who used them or for what. The event happened at WOODSIDE." Also stated that "[t]here was another time in November when an MP used loud music which I believe was used to control his sleep schedule for an interrogator."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Telephone interview of [redacted] arrived in AG on October 20, 2003. Was made section leader of for the Force Protection Tiger Team. Recalled seeing detainees mopping the floors, saw civilian clothed men (told they were Iraqi Police) leading detainees, "[o]ne time... I noticed one detainee naked on a mattress. I do not know if he was chained. He was called the 'bottle boy' because he shoved a bottle up his ass." He did not recall dogs, but remembers them coming. Recalled on the night of the shooting hearing [redacted] brag about shooting the detainee. Heard from a detainee, through an interrogator, that the MPs cut hair without any remorse. Interviewee recalled one MP bragging about the "clippers running off." Once saw a detainee with a mohawk. Recalled a "CACI guy named [redacted] (an older guy). He was on my team. His interrogation techniques were very harsh. He once interrogated someone to the point of making them pee. It was and his analyst (came out laugh'about it. I addressed both of them.)."

 
 
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Questionnaire entitled "Point of Capture- CDR 1SG/PL/PS." The questionnaire asks the Master Sergeant [name redacted] a total of 41 questions regarding training and his/her execution of that training. Questionnaire primarily focuses on detainee treatment. [Handwritten responses, some are illegible]. Master Sergeant (MSG) stated he/she did not receive training on detainee operations. He/she said "detainees liked the way they were treated - would come back and ask for a job. Surprised they got treated well and they got property back."

 
 
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Testimony of First Lieutenant Lewis C. Raeder, Platoon Leader, 372nd Military Police Company. 1st LT. Raeder briefly described how his unit was deployed and then stated "We didn't receive any training at the MOB station; None of the training was mission focus. We were not aware of our mission requirements, we just ready to do any kind of MP work". As to his understanding of his duties once he arrived at Abu Ghraib he said "I assumed responsibility of the hard site [at Abu Ghraib] on 20 December 2003. When I assumed responsibility of the hard site, I didn't do any changeover with [the Captain] I just took on the mission. There was no specific guidance given, I just ensured everything remained the same. I didn't ask for any guidance, but I probably should have”. As for detainee abuse the Capt. Stated “I didn't receive any report regarding any misconduct in Tier 1A and 1B…I have seen detainees made to stand for long periods, detainees with bags over their heads, playing of music, and sleep deprivation”. He concluded with “My civilian job is a financial analyst. I don't know my bounds as a Military Police, but I should. I followed the instructions that Ml gave me; I didn't question COL Pappas, because he is my superior and he is a subject matter expert. Detention at Abu Graib beyond feeding and medical treatment was not to let the prisoners to get away. During my tenure as OIC of the hard site I did not see nor hear of any nude prisoners at the hard site”.

 
 
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In the questionnaire, Major stated he/she uses "common sense" for Detainee Operations. Stated he/she was not aware of detainee abuse. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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This is the transcript of a deposition of a colonel in the JAG Corps describing his duties as the JAG officer assigned to the 800th Military Police Brigade. He describes his chain of command, his knowledge of Abu Ghraib prison and his knowledge of detainee abuse. He sates he first became aware of detainee abuse in January 2003. When he encountered prisoner abuse he admonished the US MPs present and said “You're not here just to be witness to their abusive behavior toward prisoners, you're here to make sure the abuses don't occur. When asked if he was “aware” of the seriousness of the of some the alleged detainee abuses? He said “Yes”. The deposition goes on detailing his efforts to report and address the detainee abuse as well as his understanding of other matters at the prison, i.e. prisoner escape, guard inadequacies and command failure.

 
 
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FBI interview of Camp Delta detainee. Detainee recounts beatings and torture he experienced and witnessed at Sarpooza (AKA Sarposa) prison in Afghanistan. Detainee is shown pictures and told of the extent of the attack on the World Trade Center. Detainee was also shown pictures and asked to identify Camp Delta detainees.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The Captain had been in his job for only 8 months, in Iraq for 5 months. Received extensive training on the established Rules of Engagement. Soldiers were told not to touch the detainees except to escort them as a measure of preventing abuse. Not aware of any abuse within his unit.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to Iraq in the third week of April, and traveled to AG approximately five times from early October to late January. Interviewee's visits to AG were related to "checking on the support of CACI contracted personnel." Sworn statement discussed the general conditions in AG. At one point described the condition as "austere." Also provided the chain of command in AG.

 
 
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Testimony of Valerie Caproni, FBI General Counsel, before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Entire contents redacted.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000353.

 
 
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The document is a transcript of proceedings from the United States Senate's Committee on the Judiciary. The transcript is a record of FBI Director Robert Mueller's statement regarding FBI oversight, terrorism and other topics.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interviewee was a screener assigned to AG on October 12, 2003. Interviewee stated he/she did not witness detainee abuse.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This Army Questionnaire is part of a larger sensing operation to understand the training and preparation of soldiers in the field in dealing with detainees.

 
 
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Interviewee was able to ID a Captain who was alleged to have committed abuse. Interviewee stated "[a]s a professional jailer for eleven years, the conduct and treatment of the prisoners were not to standards." [Handwritten, but legible]

 
 
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In the questionnaire, soldier stated there was no detainee training and that there were no incidents of detainee abuse. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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An Army questionnaire containing thirty-seven questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This interview is of a 2LT with the 320th Military Police Battalion. He describes his unit and how they were deployed to Iraq. He then describes his job function and the process of gathering military intelligence; identifying High Value Detainees; and the detainee interview process. The interview ends when the tape recording the interview stops.

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG as an Assistant with the 325th Military Intelligence Brigade. Stated: "There was an extraordinary amount of pressure from the chain of command to get results. . . . They would raid a house and take everyone. They refused to let anyone go due to the fear that the wrong guy might be let loose or they felt that they would simply be gathering this same individual the next day." Interviewee recalled overhearing officers talk about Sanchez saying, in response to the capture of a number of Iraqis during a raid, something to the effect of 'Why are we detaining these people, we should be killing them.'

 
 
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The document is an almost entirely redacted account of an FBI interview. The document also includes information on the fate of Sabah al-Khayt.

 
 
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Statement is by the Brigade Surgeon for 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division providing a statement regarding detainee who died of hypothermia. The surgeon stated that the detainee "came in on 12/25/2003 in a wheelchair, unconscious, not responding verbally and I couldn't find a pulse on him. [The detainee ] was severely hypothermic." The detainee was pronounced dead at the 28th CSH (hospital). Doctor saw some bruising that was a few days old and doesn't believe it had anything to do with detainee's death. "I believe his death was caused by severe hypothermia". Also states he has never seen a detainee for injuries from sodomy.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, given to a Captain regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the official a series of questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. [Handwriting illegible] [content redacted].

 
 
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Interviewee was assigned to AG from October 7-21, 2003 as a member of the Mobile Training Team. Interviewee noted, "I did see detainees in various states of dress to include nakedness and detainees. The MPs used segregation and stripping as a way to keep the detainees under control and to keep them from talking. . . .On one occasion, I had a conversation with [redacted] concerning the IROE and interrogation approaches. I gave him examples of approaches including Pride and Ego Down where an interrogator took a Koran, threw it on the floor and stepped on it and Fear Up harsh where the interrogator had a a dog trained to bark on cue if the interrogator thought the detainee was lying. I also explained sleep deprivation. I told him that in Afghanistan the interrogators could use an adjusted sleep schedule for detainees. The conversation was meant to explain why these activities were prohibited or restricted."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Interviewee (title and length of assignment unknown). In the interviewee's sworn statement, recalled observing a detainee hooded and handcuffed to a railing. Interviewee recalled seeing dogs used during interrogations, in one instance, the dogs went into a cell and while the dogs barked, they were not close enough to hurt the detainee...During this particular incident, there was a sense of urgency, word circulated around that LTG Sanchez had given blanket approval for somewhat harsher interrogation methods. Interviewee also recalled hearing that Military Police (MP) poured a bucket of water on a detainee. Also, reported seeing a MP "put his hands over the nose and mouth of the policeman, cutting off his air flow and not allowing him to breathe...At another point, [he] used his collapsible nightstick to push and possibly twist the policeman's arm causing some pain." Reported an incident in which "the detainee was in an isolation cell and one or two MPs and a male dog handler with a leashed, but unmuzzled, dog outside the cell. The detainee was handcuffed to the cell door on the inside and the dog was allowed to jump up at the door and bark and snarl.

 
 
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Statement of a soldier who is of a combat medic assigned to 2/3/ FA. The soldier states that he did not see "detainees suffering from injuries due to being physically abused. I vaguely remember a family of two sisters and some brothers detained in the December timeframe." The medic stated that most of the detainees complained of the flexi-cuffs, headaches or other minor issues, but not about being abused. He also denies knowledge of any cases of sodomy of detainees.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the First Sergeant forty-one questions regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. First Sergeant responded that in processing detainees, all males are removed from their homes, segregated, handcuffed, sandbagged and placed in a vehicle. Also, mentioned an incident where a soldier "Cdr" [Commander] kicked a detainee in the face. Stated that the matter was handled at the "Bde level." When asked to describe training at the last "Professional Military Education on handling/processing Detainees," First Sergeant wrote, "No tng [training] to help or receive ... ." [Handwriting illegible] [contents redacted].

 
 
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This is the sworn statement of an Army officer with the 800th Military Police brigade Staff assigned to Abu Ghraib prison in October 2003. He explained that he retained responsibility for detainee operations. Discussed some of the rules set by Major General Miller, including the transporting of detainees, and providing cigarettes as rewards. He then recalled an incident where an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) representative called him franticly because between 12-15 detainees were naked in their individual cells. He recalled another incident where two (2) detainees were brought to the Hard Site in the afternoon and by late evening or early morning, one was dead. In the Hard Site, the MPs would go around periodically and wake the prisoner up by making noise, or possibly putting the detainee in a different position. I do not believe MPs were given specific instructions on how to keep a detainee awake. He also recalled seeing dogs around and hearing about cold showers, “but everyone took cold showers because it was all AG had.”

 
 
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Sworn statement of an Iraqi Civilian concerning an Iraqi woman and her two (2) brothers who are involved in anti-coalition activities. The statement claims that the woman is the "mastermind" of the terrorist cell and her two brothers are aligned with the Fedayeen producing Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The statement is heavily redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel David Nahmias, regarding his knowledge about legal issues raised about the interrogation techniques employed in a redacted detainee's interrogation at Guantanamo Bay. The notes also reference an AG Letter and the McCrary Memo.

 
 
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This document is a "CaseMaps Facts report" providing information on an interview with Pat D'Amuro. It provides dates and times, summaries, and sources for all statements. The interviewee states that he did not observe an improper behavior from other soldiers.

 
 
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A Marine provided a statement in which he/she mentions an incident, but no further description is provided. The official explained that he/she was not aware of any detainee abuse/"hazing." [The official provided an Article 31 waiver of rights].

 
 
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Interview of a LT. Col. who is a medical doctor on the handling of wounded/medical needs detainees. The doctor also related his personal experience at Abu Ghraib when the riot broke out and his experience with the 530th Military Police Battalion. Interview abruptly ends with the end of the audio tape recording the interview.

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with detainee Moazzem Begg, regarding his general knowledge of incarceration in Egypt, his allegations of being threatened by two FBI agents, and his experiences being detained and interrogated in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Statement of Civilian Contractor (CACI), Interrogator who arrived to Abu Ghraib October 5, 2003. Stated that he/she did not witness abuse of detainees; use of dogs or any photos being taken of detainees.

 
 
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Sworn statement by 97B counterintelligence agent stating the he "overheard someone making a statement about a detainee dying while being interrogated by an Other Government Agency (OGA) official. The OGA then packed the detainee in ice and placed him in a local taxi. The taxi driver was paid to take the body away. I was not sure if I had heard correctly until [redacted] confirmed the statement was made by [redacted] and not sure if it was a joke or a true story." The agent also reported hearing rumors that Other Government Agency (OGA) was permitted to conduct unauthorized interrogations of ghost detainees in block 1A. The OGA would then send liquor and cigars to the individual. Also, the interviewee heard rumors that OGA was permitted to conduct unauthorized interrogations of ghost detainees in block 1A. As a thank you, the OGA would send liquor and cigars to the individual.

 
 
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Interview of a civilian contractor with the Titan Corp. assigned to Abu Ghraib prison as an interrogator. The gentleman recalls several incidents of detainees being inappropriately treated before, during and after interrogations. He specifically mentions incidents where detainees were stripped and humiliated.

 
 
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Sworn statement by a Master of Arms, the equivalent of a military police officer in the army. Talks about law enforcement procedures and training for handling detainees. Claims never to have seen any abuse of detainees, and states, "Everything in the facility was of acceptable conditions. I walked in on interviews from time to time. It was always a very benign environment."

 
 
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The document includes notes from interviews conducted with FBI personnel [Redacted], regarding his work experience, the FBI's intelligence gathering capacity and criminal option viability, and his participation in the review of Office of Legal Counsel memos on issues raised by the FBI.

 
 
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This is the sworn statement of a soldier who was assigned as a detainee guard in Iraq. This guard stated that he remembered a detainee who was found dead at the facility and an accusation of the detainee being sodomized. The soldier stated that he never saw the detainee abused or heard of the detainee being abused. He does recall that the detainee was lying down and appeared to have urinated upon himself.

 
 
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Testimony of Major William D. Proietto, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate, 800th Military Police Brigade. Major Proietto stated that he handled general legal matters involving various soldier misconduct. However, he stated "I couldn't tell you if the misconduct of the 800th MP Brigade is high or low because this is my first experience in a situation like this. The 800th has it share of problems like any other unit, but in general I don't have a bad opinion about it. I had my issues with individual soldiers on a personality level, but you learn to get over it". Although Major Proietto did not handle detainee issues he stated "Compliance with the Geneva Convention was our main mission, so that would be something we would strive to comply with...I heard that they would punish detainees by taking cigarettes away, and a confinement system. They would use a conex with chain links over the front to put suspected Al-Quida and troublemakers in. I believe the Ml was in charge of it. I don't know what was done as far as hot days". The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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Questionnaire asked the officer thirty one questions regarding soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. In the questionnaire, major responded that there were no incidents of detainee abuse. [Contents redacted].

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-three questions, given to a Captain regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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The hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met on May 18, 2004 to continue their ongoing oversight of American policy toward Iraq. The hearing was held in anticipation of the U.S. handing over sovereignty to the Iraqi government six weeks from the hearing date.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG on August 20, 2003 (left March 29, 2004) as the NCOIC of the Detention Facility Internal Reaction Force (core responsibility was riot control). Recalled that dogs-canine teams arrived at the camp after the riot in Camp Ganci. Stated that "[g]enerally all requests for our dogs were routed through me." In one incident a dog bit a female interrogator, the interviewee is unsure if the dog also bit a prisoner. On September 23, 2003, the interviewee observed an MI soldier choking and beating a detainee. The interviewee and their team intervened and directed the soldier to stop. The soldier also drug the detainee and threw the detainee into a vehicle. Also recalled another incident where the interviewee heard of a detainee having his face severely beaten.

 
 
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Interviewee arrived to AG as an interrogator. Recalled an incident with a detainee who "made physical contact" with the interrogator's analyst, as a result the detainee was placed against the wall, upon pushing the analyst, the interrogation ended. During the exchange, the interviewee recalled at different intervals threatening to remove the detainee's pants, shirt and blanket (unclear if the detainee was undressed). Did not recall any incidents of abuse.

 
 
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Statement of Commander of unit that did not have a detention facility but that conducted tactical battlefield interrogations immediately after detaining individuals. States that guidance about detainee treatment was clear. Mentions Gen. Sanchez's guidance: "LTG Sanchez's memorandum was clear and to the point, and for these reasons there was no need for me to provide further guidance on this topic, other than to ensure the memorandum's requirements were met." "I did and do believe that the guidance given during Sept 2003 to Dec 2003 was sufficient to provide the individual soldier and chain of command appropriate understanding of the proper way to conduct detainment operations".

 
 
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This statement of a CACI civilian contractor hired as a Screener was assigned to Abu Ghraib prison in min-November 2003. He remained there for two (2) months. He states he was not properly trained in the Interrogation Rules of Engagement (IROE) or any other detainee processing type training. He describes uncoordinated processing procedures born mainly out of lack of training and leadership, but states “I never saw or was aware of any photos or videos with detainees. I never heard of MI (Military Intelligence) tell MPs (Military Police) to "soften up”, or give the “the treatment” to detainees.” In reference to ghost detainees he stated “I knew of one who existed. But the word “Ghost Detainee” didn't really exist. We had intelligence reports from one particular detainee and the report showed we dui not have him at our facility, but he was there.” (This document is the same as ACLU-RDI 700)

 
 
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The Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF) interviewed two detainees at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to learn of camp conditions. The interview was conducted by the FBI and other agencies. One detainee explained that since being detained at Camp Delta he had been beaten and spat upon. Another soldier explained that he was beaten by American soldiers while in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He stated that he was lying face down in a medical tent, restrained while a soldier punched him several times, the soldier also kicked him in the face, causing damage to his face and breaking a tooth. He added that others in the tent laughed as the soldier kicked and punched him.

 
 
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Sworn statement of a Private First Class guard at 2-3 FA Detainee Holding Facility, Abu Ghraib Prison. Questions and Answers regarding the locations of interrogations and interrogation practices. In response to a question about a specific set of detainees at the facility, respondents did not remember them by name, but states, "I remember two females in the facility."

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Heavily redacted sworn statement by a Navy SEAL discussing detainee handling. States that 12 was the highest number of detainees ever held at the facility at one time. States that no detainee stayed longer than 14 days. Page 2 is entirely redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. States that criteria used for detainee operations were ambigious, holding areas were overcrowded, most detainees had no intelligence value.

 
 
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Testimony of Master Sargent Andrew J. Lombardo, Operations Sergeant Major, 310th Military Police Battalion.MSG Lombardo described his understanding of the rights of detainees in custody the following way “Detainees have certain rights that you have to abide by. They're entitled to mail, to contact with the outside, to read a copy of the Geneva Convention in their own language, to recreation, and to food and lodging. Our MPs need to know the provisions of the Geneva Convention”. He then stated “I do not know of any cases of prisoner abuse. I am aware of a soldier displaying a Star of David to a detainee, an allegation of that”. And continued with “That's all I can recall, I've seen pictures in the newspapers, regarding the Bucca incident, but I've never read them. I'm vaguely familiar with the Abu Ghraib riot. I am aware of the shooting. I received an email, regarding a revised uniform policy, when in close proximity to detainees. We did inquire as to when the drafts would be finalized, but I haven't received a response”. He then went over his understanding of interrogation procedures and the Rules of Engagement for prisoners. The interview was then concluded.

 
 
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Summarized witness statement of an Ensign stationed at Guantanamo from July 2002 to October 2002. She was a team leader for interrogators. Asked about various allegations of detainee abuse, she indicated awareness of the use of loud music; yelling (as part of the fear-up approach); late night (3:00 am) interrogations; and temperature manipulation to make the room cold, but was instructed to stop this technique. The ENS says that they "were under a lot of pressure to get info, especially from High Value detainees.

 
 
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Memo summarizes the interview of a Camp Delta detainee. The interview was conducted by two Special Agents with the FBI and CID, also, an Arabic linguist was present to translate. The detainee was uncooperative, he said it was because the Koran was humiliated.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn statement of an Army Specialist intelligence analyst assigned to Abu Ghraib prison as a member of the Tiger Team of Interrogators. He stated that he did not conduct interviews initially and was very aware of the Rules of Engagement concerning detainee interrogations. Interviewee stated he overheard rumors that "there were videos about detainees having sex" and commented on MPs "doing their thing" Rumors included, detainees having sex, and videos of detainees were being made.

 
 
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This document documents the interview of Detainee 269 at GTMO on 6/27/03. It states that Detainee 269 was interviewed in Arabic at Camp Delta, but is largely redacted.

 
 
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Interviewee was the Deputy Commander of the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade at the end of July 2003 in AG. Sworn statement included the following incidents, first, involved a "A/519th soldiers who conducted inappropriate interrogations of a female detainee." The second incident was a disagreement between ICRC and JIDC. The third incident was a shooting in the 1A on November 24th. The last recalled incident involved a female specialist with the 205th and her mistreatment of a detainee. Did not recall seeing naked detainees, and did see dogs but they were not being used during interrogations.

 
 
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Interviewee (title and length of assignment unknown). Interviewee reviewed several photographs of the alleged detainee abuse; identified several individuals.

 
 
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Sworn statement of an Operations Sergeant who discusses interrogation practices. Refers to a detainee, "our number one target," who was captured by Iraqi police, who "beat [redacted] with the pistol to the point where his head was split open in a number of different directions, like a starfish on his head." Also refers to a struggle with a detainee in which the detainee "grabbed my rifle barrel. I could have shot him right through the head at that point, but I chose not to because his pregnant wife was in the room. I also felt I could get my rifle away, which I did.... We were absolutely careful to make sure that prisoners would not die. I could have shot him legitimately and I chose not to so obviously I did not want this guy to die." Referring to interrogations, states, "The Kurdish Iraqi guards did not have any role in the interrogation of the detainees.... Several interrogation techniques were authorized.... We had some of the detainees stand for a few minutes, but not for an extended period of time. I did not use any other stress positions.... Sleep management was implemented by waking detainees up at different hours to interview them and for food and showers. We could limit their sleep to four hours per 24 hour period for up to 72 hours." The cells "were about two feet wide, three to three and a half feet tall and no more than 4 to 6 feet in length."

 
 
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Sworn statement discussing detention procedures and interrogations. States, "The [redacted] was fairly aggressive in their interrogations, but I don't believe they did anything abusive." Mentions the presence of a dog at the facility.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000820.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Chaplain concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Abu Ghraib translator's sworn statement and responses to questionnaire. The translator claimed to have witnessed detainees who were physically abused, shaken, thrown into doors, and hit with footballs. Detainees were undressed and forced into sexual positions.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The soldier states that paperwork is a problem and that there was no Law of War or Detainee Operations training.

 
 
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Interviewee was a detainee at AG on or around December 2003. The detainee stated that "[w]hen I arrived, I was handcuffed and had a sandbag over my head." The detainee continued, "the treatment at Abu Ghraib was not bad and I was never hit in Abu Ghraib. The bad treatment began from the time I was captured until I arrived at Abu Ghraib." "[O]ne time at Abu Ghraib, I was made to walk without shoes over rocks from my cell to another place and I had my hands tied behind me. Another time I had my hands tied behind my back and the person would run with me and hit my head against the wall....Another time in the bathroom, he hit me on my head and while another guy (I don't know who) held my hands. My head was dizzy from the hits for three days. I thought I was going to die... I was made to take a cold shower with my suit while my hands were tied. I was tied to a window." Also, stated that the group that captured him/her was wearing civilian clothes. When I was captured, I was interrogated by an American and an Iraqi. The detainee was unable to identify anyone because he/she had a sandbag over his/her head. The American hit me, but the Iraqi hit me more."

 
 
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The document is a statement for the record for FBI Executive Assistant Director John Pistole before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The statement discusses FBI interrogation needs and techniques for counterterrorism efforts as well as the legal authorities under which extraterritorial law enforcement activities are authorized for the FBI.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Chaplain concerning his observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Chaplain answers questions about detainee operations.

 
 
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This FBI memo condenses an interview conducted with a detainee at Camp Delta, Guantanamo Bay. The detainee related his experience when captured in Afghanistan, including seeing an American (supposedly John Walker Lindh) while in detention. He stated that detainees were ordered to be silent \and that he was shown a photo book and asked to identify any of the persons in the photos. The memo is heavily redacted.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-three questions, given to a soldier regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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Statement of screener at Abu Ghraib with CACI, III Corps 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion. "During the period from around Nov '03 to Jan '04, I recognized that a number of detainees brought to Abu Ghraib were emotionally and physically distressed. The detainees were very anxious to the point of being very scared. At least 6-8 detainees brought in during this period by were in physical conditions that warranted immediate medical attention".

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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The document is a sworn statement from a redacted entity regarding two incidents at the Abu Ghurayb Prison which involved the use of dogs to intimidate and injure detainees.

 
 
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This statement of a CACI civilian contractor for the Dept. of Defense who states that he arrived at Abu Ghraib Prison on October 5, 2003. He states that "The Joint interrogation Debriefing Center Commander gave all new arrivals a down and dirty on the Interrogation Rules of Engagement, some Force Protection issues, the mission of the JIDC. We all signed the the IROE. We were also briefed on how to handle and escort detainees. There was no doubt in my mind on what constituted abuse of detainees." He then went on to state that he "ever witnessed any detainee being abused", but did witness a detainee stripped of all of their clothing when brought in for interrogation. He also recalled seeing a detainee with a cut across his forehead, when interviewee asked the Military Police about it they told the interviewee the detainee hit his head when he was forced into the cell because he was resisting.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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This document is a statement by [redacted], who was in direct supervision of detainee/guard interactions at a regimental detention facility. On July 4, 2004, officers were on duty at the facility and allegedly abused a detainee. A witness told the interviewee that he/she observed a Marine make a detainee stand up and sit down repeatedly then kick dirt in the detainee's face. Detainees, Abdullah Tohtasinovich Magrupov, Bacha Khan, and Dawd Gul are mentioned in the statement.

 
 
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A DOJ-OIG questionnaire for FBI personnel who were involved in detainee interview or interrogations at assigned locations in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Iraq; Afghanistan; or in other areas controlled by the U.S. Military. Questionnaire primarily focused on personnel training regarding detainee treatment standards and reporting of inappropriate treatment, and on knowledge of certain interview or interrogation techniques. Example techniques of the latter include: "depriving a detainee of sleep," "beating a detainee," "using shackles or other restraints in a prolonged manner." Document paid specific attention to the difference between training, reporting and activities done by FBI and non-FBI personnel. Document name: DOJOIG000601.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for Officer/Chaplain concerning his observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. The Chaplain is with the 101st Airborne Division.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-three questions, given to a Lieutenant Colonel regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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An Army questionnaire, including thirty-seven questions, given to a First Lieutenant regarding soldier training, soldier morale and the treatment of detainees. The handwritten responses are mostly illegible or redacted.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter. Soldiers say they had no training on control of detainees.

 
 
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This sworn statement of a Civilian Interrogator assigned to Abu Ghraib prison from October 2003 to December 2003. Stated that he/she was aware of 'short chaining' detainees and removal of their clothing. Recalled there being a lot of detainee nakedness. Stated that there was a shortage of clothing, but those who cooperated received clothing first. He also noted seeing strip searches and that dogs were in Abu Ghraib for police enforcement. He also stated that sleep deprivation was not employed.

 
 
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DoD Questionnaire: Questions for soldiers concerning their observations and experience in dealing with detainees, training before deployment and Rules of Engagement. The questionnaire appears to be in response to the accusations of detainee abuse and an effort to elicit information on the matter.

 
 
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Sworn statement by interrogator from 1st Airborne Division. Discusses interrogations at Adhamiya, and talks about the difficulty of getting reliable interpreters. States, "I've not heard any allegations of abuse at [redacted], except from the prisoners themselves.... The one time we did find evidence of abuse, we took photographs and ... launched a 15-6 investigation." States that "there's a significant amount of fabrication and deception by the detainees about abuse."

 
 
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This statement of Major General Geoffrey D. Miller is a description of how he became aware of difficulties at Abu Ghraib prison and the measures and steps he took to address the matters as they presented to him. He described his discussions with Col. Pappas, Gen. Sanchez and Gen. Fast. He stated “We visited Abu Ghraib and conducted an assessment of the operations. I told LTG Sanchez once we completed the assessment of the operations that I was going to be blunt. Abu Ghraib was not working well.” He then stated “We were laying out the baseline we used at GTMO. I told them that the working dogs were used in GTMO help the with the custody and control issue and that it was very effective when you have a lot of detainees and few guards, the dogs help with reduce the risk of demonstrations.” But added “We have never used the dogs for Interrogations at GTMO, and I did not discuss this with them because I did not have this concept.” Finally he stated “As far as removal of clothing we had received authority to use the removal of clothing as technique for about a six-week period between Dec. 02 to Jan. 03 but that was never done at GTMO. I did not elect to use that technique.” That was rescinded [Very similar to ACLU-RDI 801]

 
 
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Interview of FBI Supervisory Special Agent in Charge (SSAC) on their knowledge of detainee abuse at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO). The SSAC was assigned to GTMO on two separate occasions, the first was from June 25, 2002 to August 2002 and from August 2003 to May 2005. The interviewee heard of a member of the Special Projects Team posing as a FBI agent during an interrogation, interviewee added that 90% of interrogators impersonated other people.